Tim Walker Storyteller Exhibit at Somerset House London

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Sweet Dreams Indeed! Imagine yourself in bed, surrounded by yummy, delicious, i-wanna-lick-the icing-off scrumptious cakes. Nice thought, huh!?! Well, when renowned photographer Tim Walker took a self portrait in bed, surrounded by all types of fabulous cakes years ago (2008), I knew he epitomized and exemplified what MY dreams were made of. For me, he is the Willy Wonka and Alice in Wonderland of photography. His pictures catapult you to another place! A place where even your dreams or taken further. He's brilliant. He's a genius.

Tim "bakes a photograph"! He keeps scrapbooks that are filled with magazine/newspaper clippings, pictures of places that he visits and anything else that inspires him. He calls these things "random ingredients". His mom was a cook and she emphasized the importance of each and every ingredient when cooking. So when he takes a picture, the people, the background, the costumes, set design, fashion, hair and makeup ARE ALL INGREDIENTS. I love that! He acknowledges that ALL of those components are needed in making fabulous pictures. 
 
The Tim Walker Storyteller Exhibit!

If you're a huge fan of Tim's work like I am, Mulberry is overseeing an exhibit which will be held at Somerset House (London)  from October 18, 2012 through January 27, 2013.

The exhibit is entitled "Tim Walker: Storyteller". I can only imagine how fabulous its going to be. I can't get there, but maybe some of my UK blog buddies can.

There's also a book that showcases his photography, that can be purchased from many places (amazon, target etc). That would be a fabulous Christmas present. I want! HaHa

Below is just a sample of his unique talent and artistry. I also attached a video where he talks about what ingredients are needed to "bake a photograph".

Enjoy and Have A Great Day!


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Fashion art and other fancies said...

A delightful storyteller indeed;-)

Style Journey said...

He is a fabulous photographer. Love the picture with the balloons and castles.

Sarah Stright said...

Oh my gosh! These are so whimsical and fun. They just remind me of childhood.

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Wonderful...wish I could get down to London for it! Would be marvellous...he's a favourite :) Xxx

Samantha Mariko said...

This is a dream come true indeed! I enjoyed these photos so much!

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Lorena said...

I like the way he addresses it... with the perfect ingredients.
I love so many of his photos, i had seen his work but did not know it was him.

Nelah said...

Kim: first of all your new blog design and profile pictures are just FABULOUSSSS!!!! I am freakin' loving everything as how interactive it becomes with a new design. Four thumbs!! I usually view blogs using my phone so i am not sure when it was done.

Wow i wanna be the guy in that first photo. How awesome to be surrounded by decadent and oretty deserts! What a great way to wake up to. I also love the photos of dresses/lamps or whatever hanging from a tree - brilliant!

BIKBIK AND RORO said...

Goodness, what breathtaking pictures! I love the dresses all lit up. I'm also very drawn to that spiral staircase :)

Little Rus said...

That's another one to visit that goes on my to-do list. :)
xxx

Jen @ redsolesandredwine said...

Wow! It's like life sized dolls - amazing pictures.

Red Soles and Red Wine

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

OMG I loved this post Kim!!! (And I love your gorgeous site .. and your photo is so adorable! Tim Walker never fails to take us to another world, a place of dreams, fantasy, fun and glamour. When you were describing the scrapbook he keeps, I do the same thing! I guess it's needed for creative media .. in art school, they called those files "copy files" or samples of photos that may come in handy for inspiration or reference. My i-phone is also a scrapbook all on its own, as I've had to get extra memory for when I see someting inspirational that I may use in an illustration, whether it's in a magazine, on the street, at a store, a window display, wherever .. I snap it! I adore these photos of Tim's. Aren't the dress lanterns amazing? Thanks for stopping by to see me, sweet (a perfect nickname for you, by the way lol!) xoxoxoxo Sandy

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bridechic said...

I'm in love with the dresses as lanterns concept. Really unique . . .

Corinne said...

ahh i love the layout!! super cute & totally sweet :D
these pics are AMAZING and so fairy-tale-come-to-life!! thanks so much for sharing! (i'm pretty positive i've seen his work, without knowing it was his!)
xx!

miss b said...

I love the image of the girl on the spiral staircase and the dresses hanging in the trees but I'm just imagining being surrounded by all those cakes - heaven! I didn't know about this exhibition. Thanks for your lovely post. Now I wonder if I could organise another trip to London.......
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jo said...

Hey Kimmy, I want to be the one on the bed surrounded by all those cakes! Yummy! Love your profile pic! Super cute. I like your lipstick color. Enjoy your day!

xo Jo

http://www.whiterosesandcoffee.com/

Lindsay from Black + Blonde One said...

I so wish I could go to this exhibit. Le sigh. Seriously love the new look too! Great job!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

Fabulous styling!

LoveT. said...

Wow ,cool Post! :)
The Pictures are amazing ♡

xoxo

Deidre said...

The manor house with balloons! Fabulous.

Sam said...

He is so brilliantly talented, I like his point of view and how he truly captures every ounce of beauty in his images, Would so love to see the exhibition!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

He's absolutely amazing, isn't he? I would love to see this exhibit! :) xoxo

Stephanie G said...

wow, so creative! i'm completely obsessed with the vogue photo.. would love to go to the exhibit, now if only i weren't half the world away!

steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

L e n a said...

such an amazing exhibit! i wish i could see this in person. thanks for showing this for us! :)

Thrifted Shift said...

Holy toledo, these are breathtaking! Thanks for sharing, Kim!

nancy @ adore to adorn said...

STUNNING photos indeed. I agree...great gift idea! *hint hint to the husband* haha...
xo,
nancy

Emily Marie {Isnt That Charming} said...

What a fabulous, fabulous mind. Exhibits like these are so inspiring -- I love all the color!
Isn’t That Charming.

Tinfoil Tiaras said...

I really love the lit up dresses like lanterns in the trees and what a photography genius- love that video- magical! Plus I adore the new profile pic of you Kim- so fun!

xoxo Kellz* said...

awesome blog hun xxx
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Courtney Starr said...

These photos are totally Pinterest worthy. The whole exhibit looks amazing!

xo, Courtney
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ClassyPam said...

Very interesting post. Thanks for sharing, Kim!

Smile On:)...Classy Pam

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MOSAMUSE said...

im very familiar with his work and i absolutely love it! but i will say clowns, skeletons, and large dolls all creep me out :)
xo
MOSAMUSE

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dreamingincashmere said...

Fabulous photographs!!
xx, amy
www.dreamingincashmere.com

Head to Toe Chic said...

Wow, so cool! Looks like a fairytale!

xo,
Angela
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Mezanise Louis said...

Super cool blog..awesome pictures
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Nee said...

Hey Kim:) did you changed your layout? it looks great!
i really those photographes especially the one with the vogue cover! very unique and special:) have a good weekend xx

Chocolate Cookies & Candies said...

WOW! I'm mesmerized by these photos. I can see A LOT of thought and work went into it. Most of these props have to custom made. He's truly talented. I'm just gobsmacked by his ability to translate fantasy into fashion and beautiful photos.

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Coco said...

Kimmy he is amazing indeed!I love his modus operandi, the care he puts in every detail.Hope our fellow Uk bloggers will give us some spot-on news.I wish you a great weekend!love love love Coco

Heather said...

Those dress lights in the trees are too cool - love that!

XO
Pearls & Paws

Megan said...

I adore that first picture - what a great, whimsical self-portrait!

Always Maylee said...

Wow. I'm blown away by these photos. The one of the dresses in the trees is amazing!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Elle Sees said...

i'm loving ALLLL of these photos. im serious. inspiration for days.
ps: NOLA is my fave US city, and i went there 2 years ago for my bday and left a bit of my heart there... so one day you should make a video tour of NOLA--you don't have to appear in it or anything (i'm a nervous nelly about being on camera myself), just stroll around the streets so i can pretend i'm there. ;)

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Tim Walker is one of my absolute favorite photographers ever. I mean he started out as one of Richard Avedon's assistants. His images are so magical and I would just love to visit that exhibit. I'd probably never want to leave. I was lucky to win his Pictures book in a FB contest once and it's a volume I pull out whenever I'm in need of some inspiration.

Rowena @ rolala loves

Katherine / Of Corgis and Cocktails said...

ohmygoodness the dresses in the tree is sooo coool. i wanted to be a photographer for a long time, i still use it as a hobby (obviously!) so this is all great inspriration

<3 katherine
of corgis and cocktails

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

He is my favorite photographer in this realm--there's just nobody like him. Love that you posted about him!

xo Mary Jo

Cara said...

Absolutely gorgeous pictures, and there's so much whimsy to his style of shooting. I really want one of those dress lights!

Mica said...

they are such beautiful photos! They really do tell stories!
Really like the dress lanterns on the tree - my favourite picture of all the ones you posted :)

AwayFromTheBlue.blogspot.com.au

Well... said...

That man is just amazing! I love these photos, and wish I could've made it too. Ah well, at least we can look at these :)

Trendy Teal

Sheila said...

Lovely post!! :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm your newest follower back. Keep in touch! :)

xo - Sheila

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Fashion-isha said...

OMG these photos are divine!!
xo
Sharon

Jenee C. said...

He truly is a genius, the way he conceptualises and then executes each work is astounding. I think I may just have to ask for that book for Christmas.

xx Jenee C.
{camo meets couture}

Musings in Red said...

Oh my...he has such a unique approach. You're right..he does make you think of Alice in Wonderland. It's funny how he gives his pieces a Voguish and Alice theme all rolled into one! And I really like the pastel coloring in his shots.

Soooo pretty... :)) Sigh