V&A: Tim Walker – Wonderful Things
This autumn the V&A brings us on an immersive journey into the fantastical worlds created by one of the world’s most inventive photographers Tim Walker.
Metro Imaging are delighted to have provided production for multiple works on show as part of this outstanding new exhibition created by Walker and designed by leading British creative, Shona Heath.
“If we have so many terrible things, we need wonderful things, too.” – Tim Walker, interview with Hannah Marriott, The Guardian.
At the heart of the exhibition are 10 major new photographic projects, directly influenced by treasures in the V&A’s vast collection. In preparation for the exhibition, Walker visited object stores and conservation studios, meeting many of the museum’s curators, conservators and technicians. He scoured the V&A’s 145 public galleries, scaled the roof of the 12-acre South Kensington site, and explored the labyrinth of Victorian passages below ground level. Along the way, he encountered luminous stained-glass windows, vivid Indian miniature paintings, jewelled snuffboxes, erotic illustrations, golden shoes, and a 65-metre-long photograph of the Bayeux Tapestry, the largest photograph in the museum’s collection.
These and many other rare artefacts have inspired Walker’s monumental new photographs, and feature in the exhibition via pictures, films, photographic sets, and special installations.
Working closely with the V&A, our team of technicians produced these new and unique works in a multitude of formats including bespoke lightboxes, a mix of Giclée and C-type professional photographic prints, prints Reverse Perspex mounted, as well as images printed directly to aluminium and mirror, then distorted to enhance the weird and wonderful atmosphere felt throughout the exhibition.
Tim Walker: Wonderful Things Galleries 38a & 38
21 September 2019 – 8 March 2020 | vam.ac.uk | #TimWalkerxVAM
1. Installation View: Lil’ Dragon – Tim Walker: Wonderful Things © Victoria & Albert Museum, London
2. Installation View: Soldiers of Tomorrow – Tim Walker: Wonderful Things © Victoria & Albert Museum, London
3. Installation View: Box of Delights – Tim Walker: Wonderful Things © Victoria & Albert Museum, London