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Jessie Leong 83 Victoria Road Leeds, LS6 1DR

Tim Walker VOGUE Vogue House Hanover Square London, W1S 1JU

Jessie_leong@hotmail.co.uk +44 (0) 7944 256 903 05/11/12

To Mr Walker, I am writing to you as a means of finding out answers from one of the best visual practitioners in visual storytelling. I hope you would be generous enough to allow me to ask some questions that will inform my understanding of your work and more importantly, stir up my continued excitement about seeing your future work. The questions cover professional and informal aspects that form part of my personal and professional practice. I was unsuccessful in securing tickets to attend your conversation with Penny Martin where I hoped I would have the opportunity to put my questions to you. I would be most grateful if you could have the chance to respond via email or by the old fashioned, if often overlooked, form of a letter. You might be pleased to hear that your new book “Storyteller” sits proudly on my flatpack shelf (it will probably be the only book it will be capable of supporting due to the vast imagination of yours and the numerous, weighty paper the book contains.) This inspired a number of questions: 1. Reading stories has always been an important part of informing story led shoots, have you ever been drawn to stories that originate from other cultures that also have incorporate fairytale and folklore? 2. In an age of digital progress, how important do you feel it is to keep a sketchbook? Do you keep it for your own record of ideas or is it made with an awareness of being seen by the viewer/ the editor? 3. There have been many different personalities that have made up your multi-faceted muses. What qualities make up the Tim Walker Muse? 4. Having made personal contacts with heritage homes, there has been a great amount of achievement in securing them as locations. If the houses initially have concerns how have you persuaded them to permit the shoot to go to plan? 5. How do you achieve the balance between the perfect constructed fantasy and letting the viewer’s imagination play a part in your work? Mostly these questions stem from a good amount of curiosity, quite a bit of interest and possibly a little dash of nosey-ness (on a personal level assuredly) . I hope I haven’t made your heart to sink and your eyelids to roll with the questions I’ve selected. It is has been my pleasure to write to you Mr. Walker and I eagerly anticipate your response.

Best Wishes, Miss Jessie Leong Photography Student, Leeds College of Art


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Jessie Leong 83 Victoria Road Leeds, LS6 1DR

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Jessie_leong@hotmail.co.uk +44 (0) 7944 256 903 05/11/12

To Recipient,

Best Wishes, Miss Jessie Leong Photography Student, Leeds College of Art


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