Here is the set I created for Tim Walker for the April issue of British Vogue 2009.
It was inspired by Le Corbusier, the Swiss-French Architect. Thre was a lot of time and patience spent looking for and making the right pieces. The chairs are by Francois Carre and took about two weeks to source. The frame and fireplace were also a challenge to find. We had to make some of the mouldings for the frame. We shot this in November last year and were so lucky with the weather.
The set builders – Andy knight – had a great time setting off smoke flares. You can see how cold it was – there was frost on the ground!
I had to make a parrot perch for Emilio. I made his base from glass balls from lamp stands. The little cups either side of him were made from plastic cocktail glasses. It’s amazing what you can use.
It was so beautiful.