Photographer Tim Walker on the Grand Lie of Fashion

Tim Walker feels miscast in his title as a fashion photographer. He’s famous for his theatrical portraits of celebrities and cats dyed pastel hues, his images of contorted reality spread across the pages of Vogue, WSJ, and W. “I found it very hard to make it work with my persona,” he says of the job, walking round his exhibition in London’s Victoria & Albert Museum. “But in another way, I am really perfect for it, because fashion photography is the only place you can tell lies and fantasize.”

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