Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Rihanna vs Tim Walker

I was watching Rihanna new video for Only Girl in the world yesterday, and I nearly fell off my chair at the blatant Tim Walker inspiration/copycatting in it!

If you didn't know Tim Walker is the photographer behind the following beautiful photos:

Towards the end of the video we see Rihanna dancing beneath a tree hung with 'dress lanterns':
Tim Walker's original picture: 

It was mainly the tree that caught my attention, but upon further googling I found this image of a model posing on a ladder in water surrounded by balloons:

And in Rihanna's music video:

I doubt however that Walker's ideas were stolen as they are so closely mimicked he must've given permission. I'm not a massive Rihanna fan as I think Gaga trumps all female artists like her, Katy Perry etc but overall I love the pink filter they've used and it's just generally a pretty music video!

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obiwan said...

great work.dresses bloom!

Hope Adela Pasztor said...

i'll have to watch the music video. i hope she got permission before copying! love tim walker's work, btw! =)



Well, you know what they say...

"Immitation is the greatest form of flattery!"
(although, to be honest, I find it to be more annoying than anything.)


Winnie said...

I've not seen the music video but wow, these are definitely inspired by Walker! I adore Tim Walker and have the Lily Allen poster up in my bedroom. Sad that I missed his exhibition at the design museum though but I've still got his book on my wishlist!!!

Winnie said...

Well...I meant Lily Cole not Allen! Waaaa.

Sarah said...

Nice spot - I can't believe how close some of the shots are. Can't wait til Tim Walker's film comes out, that way we'll get to see a proper moving version!

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