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I’m so honoured to be featured in the ‘New Talent’ section of the February 2011 edition of the Photographer magazine!  I’ve had such great support from the BIPP so far in this photographic adventure and would recommend it to any keen photographer considering turning pro.

Special thanks must go to my dear friend and favourite guinea pig – Chloeanne – her’s was the first wedding I ever photographed and her gorgeous baby will be the first new born I torture with my camera in just two months time  : )  She has been very tolerant of me bombarding cyberspace with images of her beautiful face over the last 18 months and to cut a long story short… she is a star!

the Photographer New Talent

the Photographer New Talent

  • SarahGarrod

    Congratulations hun, your ability as a photographer astounds me at times and you fully deserve all the success you’re achieving. Chloe is a stunning model too – she should go pro!

    In the words of my nan (who for those who don’t know, Vicki photographed for her 60th wedding anniversary last summer) : “Sarah’s pretty friend from Parkgate took the most natural photos, I didn’t even know she was there!” (Vic, just so you know I’ve tried numerous times to talk her through writing a testimonial on your website but without much luck!! She is 84 bless her!) xxReplyCancel

    • Victoria

      Awww I love your Nan! Your grandparents are such an inspiration… so happy and still utterly loved up after 60 years.

      Thank you for your kind words honey, means a lot xReplyCancel

A 24 hour cosmopolis.  As an outsider passing through, it is easy to see that life in Tokyo is fast-moving.  This is true of many capital cities of course, but few are dominated by the same obsession with newness.  Ideas become obsolete and fashions become unfashionable, as they are persistently replaced by something newer and better.  Tokyo is a city in a hurry.

I can’t claim that the following pictures denote this concept fully, they don’t.  They are merely fragments of my own experience of navigating my way through this urban jungle…

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What struck me most about Tokyo during the very short time I was there was the vast gap between the traditional and the modern.

In Europe layers of history can be seen in the architecture alone; in London you wouldn’t think twice about seeing a tudor building beside a victorian town house opposite a modern sky scraper.  There is a rich tapestry depicting the gradual growth of our towns and cities.  Buildings which are judged as good examples of a particular stage in british history are protected and preserved, whereas in Tokyo they have been cleared to make way for something newer, something better.  All except the shrines and temples, which have been kept and so have grown to represent the quieter side of Tokyo… her rituals, her beliefs and her spirit.

So I have divided these pictures into two; the old and the new.  When navigating your way through the energetic, dense, high-tech, high-rise, urban maze that is Tokyo, it is easy to miss the unexpected glimpses of culture and tradition which are the city’s foundations.  This sequence of images is a small tribute to those glimpses, which tell the tale of the origins of a city obsessed with the new.

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