27.11.08

the illusionist

the magic toyshop of tim walker






"there is a fancy dress shop on the hammersmith road in london owned by 2 turkish sisters.
i use to live nearby, and, when i first started to take pictures i'd go looking for clothes to photograph people in.
the shop has rail upon rail of things filling it's four rickety floors. things remind me of other things; green shoes with up-pointing toes, the straw hat left by the scarecrow who fell asleep on his way to the emerald city.
as i'd go about the shop, from floor to floor, i'd get lost in my thoughts. when i think about it, photographs, to me are really a kind of dream state... it's more that your day hazes and your mind drifts towards only being concerned by you imagining... and, as you tour your imagination you want to photograph what you are seeing... you are so very keen to be able to show what you've seen that somehow it becomes true, and the picture you end up taking becomes a souvenir, a piece of proof brought back all the way from a daydream."
i so, so much want his book

text from selvedge magazine (a must have magazine!)
http://www.selvedge.org/

1 comment:

la casita said...

hi, I just found you through doily blog...so happy, what a great blog full of inspiration and beauty!
I love selvedge mag ^.^

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