CULTURE

Tilda Swinton and Tim Walker’s Ethereal, Hallucinatory Collaborations In W: A History


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Few creative partnerships are as exciting—or make quite as perfect sense—as the one between the actress Tilda Swinton and the photographer Tim Walker. The pair have worked together many times over the years, linking up their wild imaginations to channel the likes of David Bowie, Dominique de Menil, and Dame Edith Sitwell in avant-garde fashion editorials that conjure up alternate universes. Here, in honor of Swinton’s birthday, we’ve compiled all of the wonderfully eccentric photographs Walker has taken of her in the pages of W.

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Tilda Swinton photographed by Tim Walker for W Magazine, September 2011.

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Tilda Swinton photographed by Tim Walker for W Magazine, September 2011.

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Tilda Swinton photographed by Tim Walker for W Magazine, September 2011.

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Tilda Swinton photographed by Tim Walker for W Magazine, September 2011.

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Tilda Swinton photographed by Tim Walker for W Magazine, September 2011.

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Tilda Swinton photographed by Tim Walker for W Magazine, September 2011.

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Tilda Swinton photographed by Tim Walker for W Magazine, May 2013.

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Tilda Swinton photographed by Tim Walker for W Magazine, May 2013.

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Tilda Swinton photographed by Tim Walker for W Magazine, May 2013.

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Tilda Swinton photographed by Tim Walker for W Magazine, May 2013.

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Tilda Swinton photographed by Tim Walker for W Magazine, May 2013.

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Tilda Swinton photographed by Tim Walker for W Magazine, May 2013.

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Tilda Swinton photographed by Tim Walker for W Magazine, May 2013.

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Tilda Swinton photographed by Tim Walker for W Magazine, May 2013.

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Tilda Swinton photographed by Tim Walker for W Magazine, May 2013.

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Tilda Swinton photographed by Tim Walker for W Magazine, December 2014.

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Tilda Swinton photographed by Tim Walker for W Magazine, December 2014.

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Tilda Swinton photographed by Tim Walker for W Magazine, December 2014.

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Tilda Swinton photographed by Tim Walker for W Magazine, December 2014.

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Tilda Swinton photographed by Tim Walker for W Magazine, August 2018.

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Tilda Swinton photographed by Tim Walker for W Magazine, August 2018.

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Tilda Swinton photographed by Tim Walker for W Magazine, August 2018.