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The Fabulous World of Tim Walker

Picturing Britain, Series 2 Episode 1 of 5

15 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 11 September 2011

In Picturing Britain, Adil Ray looks at British life through the lens of contemporary photographers.

In the first in this series Adil talks to Tim Walker, among the country's most influential photographers, as he creates one of his dramatic and epic sets. On a windy hill in Northumberland, models mount seahorses and dining room tables laden with crystal and china are hauled high into the canopy of a beech forest.

For more than a decade, Tim's exuberant pictures have helped to define style in the world's fashion magazines. And even in a bleak economic environment, his imagination and fairytale extravagance remain much in demand - whether it is Lily Cole eating from a giant indoor cake tree, Erin O'Connor dressed as a swan amongst geese or Otis Ferry posing indoors in pinks with beagles at his ankles.

Adil enters Tim's dream world to look at the impact he has on British design and beauty.

Producer: Sarah Bowen.

  • Preparing the set at Eglingham Hall

    Preparing the set at Eglingham Hall


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