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Tim Walker: Karen Elson for Vogue May 2015

Work / Fashion

Tim Walker channels the occult in great new shoot for Vogue

As It’s Nice That’s resident fashion expert (ahem) I know a strong editorial shoot when I see one, and this one for Vogue’s May edition is as good as they get. In it you’ll see Karen Elson wearing all manner of clothing by various clothes-makers – all of which look stunning. But stuff the outfits, this is all about the locations and the luxurious referencing of south Asian iconography. Tim, Samantha Bryant and Duffy travelled all the way to Bhutan to shoot Karen in the Himalayas alongside a supporting cast of masked imps and Bhutanese locals, weaving a surreal narrative of pagan mysticism and evoking an atmosphere akin to the hippie trail.

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Tim Walker: Karen Elson for Vogue May 2015

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Tim Walker: Karen Elson for Vogue May 2015

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Tim Walker: Karen Elson for Vogue May 2015

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Tim Walker: Karen Elson for Vogue May 2015

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Tim Walker: Karen Elson for Vogue May 2015

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Tim Walker: Karen Elson for Vogue May 2015

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Tim Walker: Karen Elson for Vogue May 2015

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Tim Walker: Karen Elson for Vogue May 2015