I recently listened to Grace Coddington's delightful autobiography on CD, and I have to say that my favorite part of her book by far was the glimpse she gave us mere mortals into the fashion world. I was the most interested in learning more about the world-renowned photographers she so often worked with at Vogue, and in particular her description of Tim Walker's fantastical photo stories.
Walker's photos, often inspired by children's books and fairy tales, overflow with whimsical, dreamy images. Scarlett Johansson floating on a couch surrounded by balloons, a pastel princess riding on her turquoise steed, an aviatrix flying her plane in a formal drawing room...all are normal occurrences in Walker's fashion editorials. I don't know about you, but if given the choice I would dive head first down the rabbit hole into Walker's world.
Want more Walker? He has two beautiful coffee table books filled with his spectacular images: Tim Walker Pictures and Walker: Story Teller.
More whimsical photography: Flying Houses // Rune Guneriussen‘s Light Installations // Matt Malloy's Impressionist Skies // Sven Fennema's Forgotten Places