I have a little secret… I usually make a lot of posts and then schedule them about a month out. I don’t think its cheating; its just being ultra efficient. But when heard about this project, I simply had to interrupt your regularly scheduled blog posts to create a special, immediate post!
Photographer Tim Walker is pretty much a genius. He has the advantage of scads of money for production and staging and access to the most famous of the famous (including the Queen of England) to create lavish, dream-like photos but this little project has the feel of a labor of love. From Amazon:
Artist-photographer Tim Walker has won a cult following for his flamboyant, lavishly staged, and surrealist fashion photography. Now he brings his unique brand of very British fantasia to a subject close to all our hearts: grandmothers.
The first volume of this very special twinset offers a collection of characterful photographs of grannies and the things nearest to each of them, arranged alphabetically and accompanied by short, gently humorous verses by Kit Hesketh-Harvey. The second volume is delightfully populated with Lawrence Mynott’s drawings of lively old ladies. Spirited, stylish, sweet—here are granny archetypes of every stripe. You’ll find Lucinda, whose hat addiction shows no sign of waning, and Kitty, whose knitting skills are second to none. You might even meet the Queen—the most famous British granny of all.
Hooray for stylish grandmas everywhere (including my own) and hooray for Tim Walker!