When Valerie met Viktoria






I love Valerie Phillips’ work. With her coke (the drinkable kind) habit and overgrown adolescent vibe she’s the perfect photographer to tap into the psyches of her teenage subjects. Her latest exhibition and book are called I Can’t Believe A Girl Is Playing Me Metallica. They continue her series of observations of intriguing teen girls who capture Valerie’s imagination and let her document their lives. If you think these photos of model-slash-musician-slash-illustrator Viktoria have a lo-fi fashion feel about them you’re right, Phillips also lends her grungy snapshot eye to fashion titles like Nylon, Vice and Elle. The exhibition is on at the Cornell Spaceship Gallery, 3-4a Little Portland Street, W1 until 2nd May. Next time you’re in Oxford Circus to deplete TopShop and Urban Outfitters of their stock, do a five-minute detour and check these pictures out.

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8 Responses to When Valerie met Viktoria

  1. atelier says:

    It sounds very interesting. I’ve never heard of her work before, but if I can, I will. Thanks for sharing;)

  2. Stephanie says:

    This looks really cool, I love photographers who profile their subjects.

  3. enc says:

    I haven’t seen this work before. It’s fresh and honest.

  4. susie_bubble says:

    Will definitely check this out…

  5. The Fashion Assistant and her Camera says:

    hehehe the story is interesting..

    K

  6. Super Kawaii Mama says:

    These photos give me such a sense of lightness and freedom. Beauty in the ordinary makes for something extraordinary.

  7. July Stars says:

    I went to the opening, interesting work!

  8. Bobble Bee says:

    I love love Valerie Phillips work my self. What a shame she doesn’t have a website!!. Everytime i see her work in baby baby baby or Celeste magazines my jaw drops flat on my desk.

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