Tim Walker's love letter to the V&A

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 Walker

Tim discusses his diverse sources of inspiration and the emotional connections he has to the objects and people he shoots.

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