The Granny Alphabet

29.10.2013 | Blog , Fashion | BY:

‘A photographic love letter’ is how renowned fashion photographer Tim Walker describes his new book. Celebrating ‘little old ladies who live down the lane’, The Granny Alphabet sees Walker collaborate with illustrator Lawrence Mynott and writer Kit Hesketh-Harvey.

Their words and sketches sit alongside Walker’s portraits of elderly ladies and their belongings, arranged in alphabetical order to bring a charming British ideal to life. In this month’s Vogue Walker says, Over the years ‘I’ve been keeping my eyes open for an elderly lady with a sparkle in her eye.’ And with all proceeds from the book going to the charity Friends of the Elderly, it seems he won’t have to look that far.

The Granny Alphabet is published by Thames & Hudson on November 11. Tim Walker is donating all proceeds to Friends of the Elderly, www.fote.org.uk

Text by Beccy Hill

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