I've always said I work better under pressure and now I'm beside myself. I refuse to be a total pussy about it just yet, I'll save that for the final month.
I'm trying to keep in mind the essence of what I'm arguing here; that fashion photography, specifically Tim Walker's fashion photography, IS art and can be read as such: critically and art historically. I believe that the work speaks for itself. I believe in the canon of fashion photography. I believe that fashion images can be read as so much more than a frivolous, pretty way of selling stuff. I BELIEVE IN VOGUE DAMMIT!!! I may be a dreamer, but the beauty of fashion images have kept me gobsmacked since I was 3 years old and would curl up with Mum to pour over them for hours. So why lose faith in the entire pictorial history I've been inadvertently studying since I was tiny? I think I'd just better put my money where my mouth is and get on with it.
Here's a collage for you my darlings.
Credits: Beloved Sebastian, .la douleur exquise.
"Sometimes I can hear my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I'm not living"
Jonathan Safran Foer (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close)
"If there is no love in the world, we will make a new world, and we will give it walls, and we will furnish it with soft, red interiors, from the inside out, and give it a knocker that resonates like a diamond falling to a jeweller's felt so that we should never hear it. Love me, because love doesn't exist, and I have tried everything that does."
Jonathan Safran Foer (Everything Is Illuminated)
"Reality is not always probable, or likely" Jorge Luis Borges
“...the image of the Lord had been replaced by a mirror.”
"I've seen your bravery and I will follow you there;
and row through the nighttime,
So healthy, gone healthy, all of a sudden
In search of a midwife,
Who can help me,
who can help me,
Help me find my way back in;
And there are worries where I've been..."
Joanna Newsom (Emily)