Tim Walker: Wonderful Things – exhibition now on view at the Getty

For a truly magical experience, visit the Getty Center for Tim Walker: Wonderful Things – a visually stunning exhibition that showcases the work of one of the most important fashion photographers working today. Walker is known for his fantastical and dreamlike images, which often feature elaborate sets and costumes. His work is often described as “fashion fairytales,” and has been praised for its creativity, imagination, and beauty.

Pictured above: The Land of the Living Men, 2018, Tim Walker. Model: Jérôme Thompson with Mad March Hare. London. Chromogenic print. © Tim Walker Studio.

The exhibition Tim Walker: Wonderful Things is currently on view at the Getty Museum and runs until August 20, 2023.

The eye-popping show features a wide range of Walker’s theatrically-staged work, from early fashion shoots for magazines such as i-D and Vogue to more recent commissions for haute couture fashion brands such as Dior and Chanel.

Pen and Ink, 2017, Tim Walker. Model: Kiki Willems; Fashion: Chanel. London. Chromogenic print. © Tim Walker Studio.

Throughout the exhibition, the photographs are arranged in thematic groupings, such as “Wonderland,” “Circus,” and “The Garden,” which give visitors a glimpse into Walker’s creative process.

One of the most striking things about Walker’s work is his use of color. The artist often uses bright, saturated colors that create a sense of drama and fantasy. His sets are also elaborate and often feature elaborate props and costumes. One of the photographs on view features a model dressed as a giant bird, standing in a field of flowers. The photograph is both beautiful and surreal, and captures the essence of Walker’s work.

In addition to his use of color and sets, Walker is also known for his command of light. He frequently employs natural light to create soft, dreamy effects and surreal portraits. His photographs often have a painterly quality, that seem to capture the magic of a fleeting moment.

Tim Walker: Wonderful Things is a must-see exhibition for anyone who loves fashion photography or simply breath-takingly beautiful images. Walker is a true artist, and his work is both visually stunning and thought-provoking.

The exhibition is on view at the Getty Museum until August 20, 2023.

Box of Delights, 2018, Tim Walker. Models- James Spencer and Harry Kalfayan as a Faun in a Seventeenth-Century Casket Garden; Fashion- Walter Van Beirendonck; Costume- Shona Heath. London. Chromogenic print. © Tim Walker Studio.

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Visiting the Getty Center:
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Pauline Adamek

Pauline Adamek is a Los Angeles-based arts enthusiast with twenty-five years' experience covering International Film Festivals and reviewing new Theatre, Film and Restaurants.


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