Fashion Week photos for Spring/Summer 2015 have taken over the internet. After digesting heavy doses of excellent runway collections and behind the scenes shots, I suddenly felt a longing for Tim Walker's photography. To me, he is a god of the lens; an anomaly in the fashion world who pours his soul into his art. Very early on in his career, he entranced Vogue readers with romantic motifs and extravagant staging that we all knew belonged in our fantasies. Yet somehow, Tim Walker manages to evoke a sense of dreams and reality, and a sense of innocence and darkness simultaneously. "HOW?" I wondered. Who cares?! I was hooked.
I am sure most of you have seen the famous staircase editorial piece of Lily Cole in that exquisite Stella McCartney dress that looked like flowing water. I have been an avid fan since then. Special thanks to my mom for making sure my sister and I had weekend projects of studying Vogue and Architectural Digest magazines so we could shape and satiate our fashion and design palates. Until today, his work captivates, stuns, and affects me in ways that make me feel grateful to be a witness to such talent, creativity, and genius. His photographs stupefy me because they are intemperate with emotion, eye-opening, original, and ambitious.
Lily Cole | Whadwan, India | Bristish Vogue | July 2005
Sasha Pivovarova | British Vogue | January 2007
The Lady Who Fell to Earth | British Vogue | October 2009
Portrait of Alexander McQueen (fashion god!) for The British Are Coming | British Vogue | October 2009
Coco Rocha and Giant Glove | Fitzrovia, London | 2006