mardi 22 mars 2011
TIM WALKER - THE LOST EXPLORER - STORY BY PATRICK McGRATH - TENEUES - 2011
The story the adventurer then whispers to Evelyn comes not from McGrath's book but from Walker's memory. 'Ages ago someone told me how, in Victorian times, there were canary clouds over the Atlantic,' he says, referring to the days when a taste for exotic birds meant that clippers sailed back from Africa loaded with cages. Halfway home, they would release the birds, which would soar over the sea, until, too tiny to reach land, they would drop back down to the ship and a life of captivity.
This magical volume is a companion piece to the short film of the same name, which is due to be shown at film festivals worldwide. Long awaited, this is Tim Walker’s first cinematic endeavor. To this fantastical work, Walker brings all the whimsy and elaborate scene-making so integral to his renowned fashion photography.
This volume contains the original short story by Patrick McGrath as well as a facsimile of the annotated shooting script. Embark on a memorable journey with young Evelyn as she finds a lost explorer in her garden— and begins a haunting tale of dark adventure.