Tim Walker for the Pirelli calendar for 2018


Dear Shaded Viewers,

Tim Walker has been delighting readers of Vogue monthly for over a decade. He is known for his extravagant staging and romantic motifs which are integral to his images. After 15 years as a photographer he is now making a film.

Walker was born in England in 1970and began working at the Conde Nast library in London where he worked on the archives of Cecil Beaton for a year before University. After receiving a three-year BA Honors degree in Photography at Exeter College of Art, Waker was awarded third prize as The Independent Young Photographer of the Year.

After graduation he worked as a freelance assistant to Richard Avedon. When he was 25 he shot his first fashion story for Vogue and has photographed for the British, Italian, and American editions as well as W Magazine and LOVE Magazine ever since.

His first short film, The Lost Explorer’ was premiered at Locarno Film Festival in 2010 and went on to win best short film at the Chicago United Film Festival in 2011. He has had exhibitions at Somerset House, London, published a book ‘Storyteller’ and in 2013 collaborated with Lawrence Mynott and Kit Hesketh-Harvey, he also released The Granny Alphabet, a unique collection of portraiture and illustration celebrating grandmothers.

He has received the ‘Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator’ from the BFC in 2008 and the Infinity Award from the International Center of Photography in 2009. In 2012 Walker received an Honorary Fellowship from the Royal Photographie Society.

He is in the permanent collections at the Victoria & Albert Museum and the National Portrait Gallery in London.



Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.