Inspiration : Tim Walker

I remember being mesmerised by the glamour and other worldliness of Tim Walker's photographs in the pages of glossy magazines as a teen. Living pre-internet in a hot desert like rural town was isolating for a creative kid and his photos gave a glimpse into a creative world that offered comfort in simply knowing that it existed.

I love the above interview with cover star Adwoa Aboah chatting to Tim about how he got started photographing his first models - elderly neighbours while staying at his mum's house. And how he never thought he could be a photographer because of the technical knowledge he didn't yet possess. Also, his mantra, 'Stay Weird, Stay Different' used for a recent project, i-Cons, a special issue of i-D magazine released earlier this year. This mantra emanated from those glossy magazine images all those years ago when I was a teen wondering how on earth I'd ever feel like I'd fit in ~ thanks Tim!

x Evie