– 15th November 2013

Victoria Watkins

Tender, meaningful still life photography from the Telegraph picture desk intern.

Having graduated from University of Brighton with a BA in Photography, Victoria didn’t have to wait long before securing the first of two internships with incredible publications. The mound of applications that Wallpaper* are routinely swamped with could likely be piled as high as the building in which they are based, such is their status in the publishing world. Victoria spent a month there, working with the iPad application team. The role was primarily research-based and while she learned a great deal, four weeks in, it felt like time to move on.

 

It’s often incredibly tough to call time on an internship, especially when it is with someone of Wallpaper*’s status, but that bold move paid dividends for Victoria, who moved straight to the Telegraph Magazine. She is currently mid-way through her 3 month long internship alongside Cheryl Newman and Andy Greenacre on the picture desk. Under their stewardship she has been trained on an array of programs and is learning about the importance of embedding files with information.

 

We were interested to hear that she was heavily involved in the production of 9213 – the degree show publication that celebrated the 21st anniversary of the BA Photography course. It is a beautiful tactile object and one that showcases Victoria’s class fantastically.

 

What really caught our eye though, was the splendid still-life series “Chapter Two”, a project that explores the transition between childhood and adulthood. Through her beautifully arranged compositions, Victoria plays with the sense of fragmentation and development often felt through teenage years. This for us, is another fine example of what a young photographer can achieve with a non-existent budget, imagination, skill and guile.

 

Chapter Two 2013

Chapter Two
2013

Chapter Two 2013

Chapter Two
2013

Chapter Two 2013

Chapter Two
2013

Chapter Two 2013

Chapter Two
2013

Chapter Two 2013

Chapter Two
2013

 

 

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