When I think about it, photographs, to me are really kind of a dream state. It’s not about a good dream, or a bad dream… it’s more that your day hazes and your mind drifts towards only being concerned by your imaginings.
Tim Walker on what photographs mean to him, taken from the foreword of his book ‘Pictures’
Close up of a scattered scrapbook featuring polaroids of model Karen Elson behind the scenes of the charming editorial titled ‘Soldier Soldier, Won’t You Marry Me?’, which was inspired by a Scandinavian childrens tale in which a puppet doll is helped by a giant toy soldier. The story was then interpreted and imagined up for Vogue UK (April 2008) to showcase the lightness and innocence of the the recent Spring/Summer’s Haute Couture collections, and thanks to magical set designer Shona Heath it came to life in the most magical way as it was complete with props of epic proportions; the whole shoot finished perfectly as the images captured were courtesy of none other than the iconically forever dreamy photographer Tim Walker. Scanned from ‘Pictures’ by TW.