I am in love with photography. It's a pretty recent obsession, probably only within the last two or three years, or so. My dad has always been a genius and carefully documents every aspect of life with his trusty Nikon camera. I never fully appreciated the beauty of my dad's photography until a few years ago, but since then, I have become fascinated by all aspects of photography. I highly appreciate all aspects - from Ansel Adams's stunning nature photography to various fashion photographers, and everything in between.
In the sense of fashion photography, I truly believe that Tim Walker (who did the photography which is now my new banner!) is one of my number one favorites. Tim Walker is absolutely unbelievable. I have been obsessed with his whimsy style of photography, for a few years now, and keep getting blown away every time I see new work of his. My parents, knowing my obsession, gifted me with his book Tim Walker Pictures for Christmas this past year, and I treasure looking through all his photographs and gaining inspiration through them (I also have his fantastic calendar).
Tim Walker, who is based out of London has done a lot of work I'm sure a lot of you would recognize - he has appeared countless times in Vanity Fair, W, and British and Italian Vogue. To put it simply, I really think the man is a complete and total genius.
So much of his work seems to draw from fairy tales, his use of color and texture is beautiful, and his eye for design and concept is just brilliant. Any photographer that uses a sense of sarcasm, fantasy, magic, and surrealism is good in my book :)
This is one of my favorites:
Love it or hate it?
All images copyrighted Tim Walker.
You can check out more of Walker's portfolio here.