We joined Tim Walker on some shoots for his latest project – 10 photographic series directly inspired by objects from the V&A collections – and witnessed the creative process of one of the world's most inventive photographers.
To me, the V&A has always been a palace of dreams – it's the most inspiring place in the world. The museum's collection is so wide and eclectic, and I think that’s why it resonates with me so much. Many of the objects that I saw during my research at the museum made my heart swell and I wanted to try to create a photograph that would relate not only to the physical presence and beauty of that object, but also to my emotional reaction to it. Each new shoot is a love letter to an object from the V&A collection, and an attempt to capture my encounter with the sublime.
Tim discusses his diverse sources of inspiration and the emotional connections he has to the objects and people he shoots.