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Brief Published: 17 Oct 2012

Tim Walker: Story Teller Photography Exhibition


British photographer Tim Walker hosted a press preview of his latest fairytale-inspired exhibition at London’s Somerset House earlier today. Entitled Story Teller, the exhibition showcases Walker’s whimsical set-based images over the past three years, as well as actual props and set pieces from the photographs.

High-profile subjects such as British designer Vivienne Westwood, English model Agnes Deyn and American film director David Lynch all feature, as well as unknown London dwellers, who Walker cites as being some of his favourite subjects due to their vulnerability and anonymity.

Supported by British ready-to-wear brand Mulberry, the exhibition is accompanied by the Story Teller book on which Walker worked with renowned New York based designer and art director Ruth Ansel. Published by Thames & Hudson, the book includes 175 images as well as collages, notes and sketches that serve as a glimpse into Walker’s imaginative thought process.

The beguiling images, combined with Somerset House’s light and airy East Wing space, make for a stunning exhibition. In addition to the stills and props, Story Teller includes a screening room showing videos taken during Walker’s shoots. Stylus caught the hilarious behind-the-scenes footage of a photo shoot featuring British comedy act Monty Python, and the haunting images of British actress Tilda Swinton in swathes of scarlet.

The exhibition runs from October 18 2012 until January 27 2013.

Somerset House

Art & Design