Someone hold me because I'm in shock from awesomeness overload!!
I'm sure Tim Walker needs no introduction. His photos capture so much whimsy and wonder that his work is both aspirational and envied by anyone and everyone who wants to get into fashion photography and portraiture.
I've never particularly classified Walker as an inspiration until I stumbled across this body of work featured in the February issue of W Magazine. It's not that I don't like his work, I just find his use of extravagant props and art direction so other worldly to the budgets that I'm confined to in my work. Sure, it would be nice to have models posing with a lion, but where the hell am I going to get said lion from and how much is that going to cost me? It's just not something I can aspire to right now.
Anyway, as you know, I'm a big fan of simple portraits (see previous work with Tavi Gevinson) and I love personalities and expression. I'm also a really big movie buff so naturally these photos combine all of the elements I enjoy about photography and life in general.
(above: Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightly in The Imitation Game)
(Benedict Cumberbatch in The Imitation Game)
(Meryl Streep and Emily Blunt in Into The Woods)