Back in the summer of 2018 we were very excited to host the fabulous photographer Tim Walker and his team. They staged an Indian inspired fashion shoot – Within You Without You – for British Vogue magazine. (You can read more and see the pictures here!)
The Confetti Flower Field provided a wonderfully colourful backdrop for his fantastical pictures – full of beautiful models, surreal animals on stilts, smoke bombs and glittering light.
Tim told us that he was working on a major exhibition with Victoria and Albert Museum, and that he hoped to include these photos in his show. Therefore, we kept our fingers crossed, and we were thrilled to discover that not only were his flower field photos featured, they were to be used as the promo images for the exhibition! As a result, you can currently see The Confetti Flower Field on the tube, on bus stops and, in addition, all over the front of the V&A! This is so exciting for all of us on the Wyke Manor Estate!
Sally, who works in the confetti office, took a trip down to London for her birthday. She visited the exhibition with some friends.
She says – ‘As a long-time reader of Vogue, I’m familiar with Tim Walker’s work and his other-worldly style – celebrating light and colour, the unusual and wonderful. The exhibition was full of so many ideas and creativity – I loved it!
Tim had produced these new projects which are inspired by items in the V&A’s collections. I found it very interesting to see that process of inspiration and creativity, and the amazing new works. I especially liked the photos inspired by Aubrey Beardsley drawings.
Each project had its own little “room”, containing the objects that had inspired him and often full of the props Tim had used in the photos. Consequently, the Confetti Field room was crowned with all the animals that he had brought to the field! The elephant on stilts and big pink tiger. The dark space was filled with huge photos from the photoshoot. They were almost glowing with vibrant colour. It was quite incredible to think that this was our flower field in little old Wick!
Certainly, I would highly recommend a visit to the exhibition if you can get there. It’s a must for anyone interested in the creative process, or who enjoys seeing the world from a slightly different perspective. Tim’s eye is quite amazing, and I thoroughly enjoyed getting immersed in his magical world.’