Photographer Vicki King joined us at Nicer Tuesdays in July to take us through her eclectic career from the very beginning.
Originally from Leicester and initially working in a blood lab as a teenager, Vicki had “beginners luck” with photography, stumbling across the medium sort of by accident. But, through often messing up the settings and having little knowledge about the technical side of photography “the images I made were much more interesting than what was in front of me,” she told the audience.
Then, she became obsessed with lensing subjects, moving to London to study at the London College of Communication ten years ago. Soon after, lighting became a focus on her work and its ability to elevate everyday life inspired her repeatedly, “photography’s ability to find something unreal in a mundane moment is something I find fascinating,” she explains.
As a result, being able to portray life through visual metaphors rather than documentary focused images has since become Vicki’s signature outlook and style.