September 27, 2008
Last chance: Tim Walker
I managed to squeeze in time on Friday afternoon to see Tim Walker's superb exhibition at the Design Museum in London. It closes tomorrow (Sunday) so you've got one day left to see his photography in all its colour-saturated glory. I particularly loved seeing his scrapbooks and 'thinking' behind some of his more spectaclar shoots – so inspirational.
I'm also keen to check out Eglingham Hall in Northumberland one day – has anyone been? It's interesting that he returned to this English manor house time and again for so many shoots – and fully utilised the grounds as well as the interior. It's hard to imagine it now without a mass of coloured balloons tumbling out of the front windows.
I made it to the museum with one hour to spare at 4.45pm, which was actually quite fortunate as I picked up a 'last hour' ticket for £5 (down from the usual
£8.50 for adults). Something to keep in mind …
Daily 10am – 5.45pm
Last admission at 5.15pm
p.s. his kitsch pastel kitties reminded me of one particular wedding from my bridal magazine days where the bridesmaids marched down the aisle with matching dyed poodles in pink, lemon, blue and mint.