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.
- Extinction Rebellion on the creative industries: “What is the cultural sector even for?”
- “I’ve landed on my planet now”: Sebaldo on refining his bonkers animated characters
- Syncope by Virgile Flores explores the duality between graphic design and music
- Louise Daneels makes playful, ceramic illustrations of everyday objects
- Maroesjka Lavigne’s debut monograph captures unforgettable landscapes and their inhabitants
- Painter Igor Moritz's vivid paintings express the colours of inner life
- Turning her lens to those around her, Danna Singer reveals the story of a working class community
- Kyle Berger’s Photoshopped images exist in “a post-truth timeline”
- The climate crisis is daunting, but as a creative professional, there’s much you can do
- Elizabeth Hibbard’s unsettling photographs examine subjective experience with a visceral gaze
- “My creativity is sparked by music and architecture”: meet graphic designer Stephanie Specht
- Adventure Time’s finale nominated for Emmy, alongside BoJack and Big Mouth