Victoria Buesing is a contemporary photographer whose daring work is dedicated to the celebration of the earth and all things therein. Her perception of the human body has yielded astonishing images. A graduate of the University of Southern California, she is highly trained, totally focused, and completely fearless.
The evocative nature of her work has been compared to giants in the art world ranging from Hurrell and Penn, to Helmut Newton and Cartier-Bresson. She has that rare eye for classical portraiture in unique juxtaposition with the abstract.
Her subjects are frequently surrealistically presented, yet with an identifiability that is both tangible and touching. “One can learn the basics of photography, but the execution of a transcendent image is an inspired collaboration between the photographer and the subject. I conspire with my models to create a time as opposed to a space. In an ideal circumstance, the model and I become one. The camera is simply the tool that unites us...."
However, Victoria’s work is not limited to fashion, portraiture, or weddings. She has been invited to photograph some of the world’s most iconic locations. Another aspect of Victoria’s uniqueness is her commitment to improving the world around her through philanthropic work. She has shot many images of the suffering she endeavors to ease, ranging from the homeless on L.A.’s Skid Row to afflicted animals rescued from the city’s kill shelters.
Her subjects have included such luminaries as Sumner Redstone, Rupert Murdock, Sean Lennon, Saudi Princess Lature, and internationally renowned jewelry designer Barry Kieselstein-Cord, among others.
Victoria’s work has long been admired as cinematic. Even the first glance at her images reveals a style that combines elegance with simplicity in high contrast statements. “I am a storyteller who works with a camera instead of a pen. I try to capture a moment, but I also want that moment to reflect what may have just taken place...and to hint at what may follow. Every person I shoot has a history and a story to tell. My role is to channel that story in a manner that will be discovered by the viewer.”
Victoria’s work is a testament to her unwavering belief that art – and its immeasurable power – cannot be denied.
"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." ~Henri Cartier-Bresson
“An image should speak to you. If it requires an explanation, it falls short of my intent.” ~Victoria Buesing