“Have you ever searched for the end of a rainbow, only to discover that it is an impossible quest?” This is how Susanna Brown, curator of photographs at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum, opens the book that accompanies the new exhibition Tim Walker: Wonderful Things.
This is also how it feels inside the exhibition. The visitor embarks on a journey through photographer Tim Walker’s personal dreamland, stepping inside the fantastical world of his photographs. A journey through which we are guided by Walker himself – instead of a conventional curatorial voice, all rooms are narrated by Walker. “Making photographs, to me, is really a kind of dream state. As you tour your imagination, you want to photograph what you’re seeing,” he writes in the first room.