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22-06-2008
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Eeek! It's all been a bit quiet on this thread for a while. Because I'm so far from London, I have to rely on other's impressions of his exhibition at the Design Museum, so while trawling a few blogs I found a few little pieces of interest...

On the pastel cats...
"We were worried about applying the powder, but they were so vain they loved it"

- Tim Walker


"A lot of people get confused when they see this image. They think it was done by computer, but we actually took pigment powder, mixed it with talc to get the right ice-cream pastel colours, and brushed it into the cats.

The owners were two proud members of the Persian cat club. I can't remember how I found them, but they turned up in a van, covered in cat fur, and stood breathing down my neck as I took the picture. We were worried about putting all that powder into the animals' fur, but they said: "Oh no, they absolutely love it." The cats were such vain creatures - they adored being touched and pampered.

We didn't really think about which cats, or how many, should be done in which colours. We just did each one, and then they had to go back into their cat beds in the owners' van. I think I lost count of how many were pink and how many were blue, but when we were finished they all came out and looked great together. There wasn't enough light to do the picture indoors - but, by a fluke, all the cats seemed to gravitate to this clematis at the bottom of some steps. I didn't arrange them. This is just what the cats did, and they all pretty much stayed where they were throughout. So it's actually quite a naturalistic portrait - apart from the colour.

At the time, in May 1998, I had no idea how the picture would resonate with people. But it has been the image I've been asked about the most. For some reason, people are just fascinated with it - more than any model, house or celebrity I've ever shot. Everyone wants to know about the pastel cats."

- Tim Walker (The Guardian) via http://www.paulpincus.com/2008/06/t-im-w-alker.html

On his scrapbooks:



http://fashionambitions.blogspot.com...im-walker.html




http://magic-fingers.blogspot.com/20...otographs.html

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Tim Walker in Casa Vogue: the Castle shoot...
Does anyone remember that amazing shoot Tim did for Casa Vogue a few years back, with the boat in the room with empty liquor bottles all around it ?
There was also a great picture of a paper castle...

Can anyone tell me what month/ year of Casa Vogue that was? Does anyone know the one?

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this one? I'm sorry, i scanned all the copies i had and couldn't find it! x
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Yes! Do you know what month and year it was in? God I love that shoot....

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I'm so sorry, I looked through all the ones i have and I couldn't find that particular issue, i found the pic on my computer....

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According ebay he has at least three ed in Vogue Casa 4 (2000) so could it be some of them:
Think big
Inside outside
Caravan
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or in ebay Vogue Casa 5 (2000)
Paper's house
the English collector

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Agyness Deyn in Vogue UK August 2008, Angel of the North






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WAOU !!!
I really love his work ! It's a lot of poesy, and it remember me a lot of Alice in Wonderland and also some movies of Tim Burton.
I looove this photograph!

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Tim Walker's work is being exhibited at the photography festival Rencontres d'Arles 2008.
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Coco Rocha, "Surreal Story"
London, England, 2006
British Vogue 2006
© 2008 Tim Walker


'Here, the scenery becomes the character and relates contemporary tales and legends laced with sophisticated seductions, like a latter-day Cecil Beaton, Lewis Carroll or J.M. Barrie.' Christian Lacroix

PICTURES FROM WONDERLAND

At the beginning of the 80s, there was a discussion among social psychologists, sociologists, and media theoreticians concerning the phenomenon and effects of the “flood of images”, which was steadily rising on the basis of more and more television channels and a constantly increasing number of journals and magazines. No one had an inkling back then about the potential of this constantly available mountain of images which was made imminent through the possibilities opened up by the Internet and the digitisation of the visual world. The term “flood of images“ summons up the association of an anxiety that this deluge could lead to an inundation, in the worst case to the submergence of entire swathes of land in a previously stable world enjoying a steady pictorial reception. If those anxious souls of an earlier era were to see today’s towering masses of images, they would mourn a world drowned long ago.

But nothing of the sort has happened. Instead our perception has adjusted to the vast new proportions, and the human brain has exponentially expanded the speed at which it processes images. Today we can handle more visual information at the same time, orient ourselves more quickly, than people could fifty years ago. It is not the recipient, the viewer of pictures, who actually has a problem, but rather the producer, the creator of pictures. In view of these millions and millions of images which merge into unabated noise, how is it possible to gain the attention of a target audience? By being different!

April 4, 2006. An issue of the magazine Stern, picked up by chance in a plane and idly perused, included a few pictures by the photographer Tim Walker, who was thirty-five years old at the time. I was immediately fascinated. There was nothing to be found of the minimalist coolness, the tailored-to-everyone reality, or the trashy scenes with which fashion photography fights for our attention and manages only to bore us more and more. On the contrary, Tim Walker’s pictures stir profound memories in us, summon up fairy-tale worlds such as that of the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland. His cats don’t grin, but their coloured coats are not derived from this world either. And the luminous blue elephant in front of the wall of an enchanted Indian temple ushers us irresistibly into fantastical realms of dream. There haven’t been such lavishly staged and colour-drenched pictures for a long time now, perhaps ever since Cecil Beaton.

Veit Görner, Director of the Kestnergesellschaft Gallery, Hanover, Germany.
Exhibition presented at the Atelier de Maintenance, Parc des Ateliers.
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karen elson, "english sunbathing" northumberland, england, 2001 italian vogue 2001
© 2008 tim walker

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I've never seen that Coco Rocha one before, it's really beautiful. It has that quintessential Tim Walker lightness to it.

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Searched the thread and I couldn't find the Coco Rocha edit
'Curiouser and Curiouser'
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his work is so..perfect. i can't imagine anyone doing what he does

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How about Tim Walker calender for year 2009?
(amazon.co.uk)

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