|Alexander McQueen with skull and cigarettes, London (2009) © Tim Walker|
Walker’s highly elaborate photographs, known for their life, colour and humour, were shot entirely on film. To illustrate the mechanics behind the productions, the exhibition will include installations and a selection of the props and models on show, namely giant dolls and an almost life-size replica of a Spitfire fighter plane. His subjects include Alber Elbaz sporting a pair of rabbit ears, Karen Elson against a giant crocodile, Agyness Deyn in the sand dunes of Namibia, Tilda Swinton in Iceland, Alexander McQueen and a memento mori of skull and cigarettes, Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Burton turning an Essex garden centre into a danse macabre, Stella Tennant in a pink cloud among the rhododendrons of an English country garden, and a visitor from outer space surprising a foxhunt in Northumberland.
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|Tilda Swinton and aviator goggles, Iceland (2011) © Tim Walker|
|Kinga Rajzak in flying saucer with members of the West Percy Hunt, Northumberland (2009) © Tim Walker|
|Karlie Kloss and broken Humpty Dumpty, East Sussex (2010) © Tim Walker|
|Karlie Kloss in gold feathers, London (2010) © Tim Walker|