So many of our favorite people fall under the perennially conjoined terms “English” and “eccentric” (see Vivienne Westwood and Stephen Jones). We’re now adding Vogue shutterbug Tim Walker to the list. Parts Cecil Beaton, part Peter Pan, Walker is the latest in a series of stellar photogs to be featured at Galleria Sozzani in Milan, onetime home to the work of everyone from Leni Riefenstahl to Guy Bourdin.
If the name Sozzani sounds familiar, it should. The gallery belongs to none other than Carla Sozzani, she of 10 Corso Como (where the gallery is located) and sister of the equally legendary Franca Sozzani, editor-in-chief of Italian Vogue. We submit there’s nowhere better for Walker to open Pictures (this Saturday at 5 pm), a series of whimsical, color-saturated tableaux culled largely from his 2008 tome of the same name.