24.5.08

A Girl Can Dream..

It's not exactly a huge secret that I'm a Tim Walker fangirl*, one who's gutted by the idea of missing his exhibition at the Design Museum and would give nearly anything to be able to get her paws on the book, but reading this article is nothing short of a huge thrill for me, not least because I rarely get to see news features about my favourite photographers, especially ones featuring snatches of one of my favourite photoshoots of all time (another is the one with Lily Cole in India for the July 2005 issue of Vogue- probably the only forts-and-ruins fashion shoot till date that hasn't annoyed me, and very definitely the only one that led me to buy two copies of the magazine in case I lost one, and the photographs with it..). And given that the June issue of Vogue UK has a feature on him, I might just be able to console myself by picking it up- getting past the insipid cover won't be a problem for once. Considering that he's the only photographer to send me into a rhyming fit - even if they were really dodgy rhymes based on that picture of Bill Nighy sitting on top of a huge egg- I reckon it's easily explained..also, it's hard not to dwell on the subject of what a film directed by him would look like, helped along considerably by Style Bubble- if a fashion-themed subject ever happened, it'd be'fantasy fashion' in the truest sense of the term .
*a word that worked itself into my vocabulary via nearly a decade of association with Spike-from-Buffy/Sirius Black worshippers on assorted Internet forums. It's much more expressive than just plain 'fan'...
PS: The dashboard informs me that this is my 200th post! It's probably nothing to bloggers who are more prolific (not to mention regular) than I will ever be, but it's still something of a milestone- I mean, I've got here without writing entire posts in Ye Olde Englishe or Yodaspeak (though I came rather close to the latter once, it's still too much to inflict on hapless readers). I think I'll go have a drink or something...
picture from The Telegraph.

10 comments:

Stephie said...

you'll be happy to know there is an interview with him on british vogue (june), the one with agyness deyn on the cover. it's a pretty good read!

The Clothes Horse said...

He's one of my favorite photographers as well.

Meg said...

I am extreeemely excited about the exhibition, which I will be running off to as soon as I get home in a week or so. The man is a genius.

The_UndeaD_ said...

Congratulations...on the double century...and very trippy picture

In your last comment u said great things can be done with Fashion...Gandhi's Khadhi comes to mind...Princess Diana then mebbe??..what else great stuff can be done with Fashion?

susie_bubble said...

The interview is pretty decent....happy 200th post!

The Stylish Wanderer said...

gorgeous picture

riz said...

Thank you for posting about Walker. I will be teaching his work in my course this summer...I might actually shell out for Vogue UK...

Blue Floppy Hat said...

Ya, more Walker fans, and lucky people who get to go see him!
The_Undead: I don't really like the feel of khadi, and to me it's more about politics than fashion. As for Princess Diana, I'm afraid I've missed your point over there unless it was about how she made being royal look less stuffy.
I suppose what I meant when I said that fashion is capable of great things despite its skinny-obsession is simply this: the way you dress (which is a choice, whether it's consciously or unconsciously made)is a rather strong visual signal that, one way or another, you use to tell the seeing world and yourself something about how you wish to be seen. I don't know if this answers your question, but the fact that I can exercise a modicum of control over the way I see myself (even if the rest of the world is at odds with that) is something that I think is fantastic, and the same goes with all the other girls across the world who do the same- sometimes risking open ridicule for it. Sometimes, simply dressing the way you feel you should is an act of courage, and to me that's the greatest thing, even if you don't agree. And fashion is definitely part of that. It's not just what shows on the runways or is available in shops- it's anything that helps a person communicate or express something about themselves, and it's a lot wider than most people think.

MASALA CHAI said...

Congrats on the 200th post! Keep em coming !

Rollergirl said...

Congrats on 200 posts!

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