Well known for his abstract portraits of everyone from Vivienne Westwood to Tilda Swinton, Tim Walker (b. 1970) is one of the most exciting photographers working today. Story Teller, a large-scale overview of his iconic works, opens this October at Somerset House, London, and features some of his most recent images. Shot in film and favouring pre-production over post-production, many of the works first found their home in the pages of British, French, American and Italian Vogue, Vanity Fair, W and The New Yorker. Now, exhibited on the walls of Somerset House, these photographs present a conceptual view of contemporary fashion. Alongside images of Karen Elson fighting with a crocodile, and a bread plane about to take flight, the props from the sets, including a giant doll and a spitfire plane, loom above the guests. Story Teller opens 18October and runs until 27 January 2013. The following images offer a glimpse into this major show.