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. Among her significant admirers is world renowned gallerist and art expert, Howard Russeck, who has compared her work to the aforementioned classical greats.
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.
The Annenberg Estate purchased a collection of photography work by Victoria of their storied estate, Sunnylands, an Annenberg Retreat in Rancho Mirage, California. A mid-century architectural masterpiece completed in 1966, Sunnylands has a long history of diplomatic significance, having hosted summits with such dignitaries as Queen Elizabeth ll, and eight U.S. Presidents, including Eisenhower, Nixon, Ford, Reagan, Clinton, George W. Bush, and Obama. A Collection of museum framed prints of Victoria's work remains at Sunnylands Private Estate.
Victoria produced a commemorative coffee table book of her photography featuring the estate of R.D. Hubbard in Turks & Caicos. Hubbard was the auteur and creative force of the magnificent Bighorn Golf Club and Community in Palm Desert, California.
A private exclusive event of VIctoria's work was produced at a gallery in Palm Desert, California for members and distinguished guests of Bighorn Golf Club by its Founder, R.D. Hubbard. The event, which was closed to the public, was attended by such luminaries as international superstar and tennis legend, Roger Federer. One of Victoria's published works remain in the private collection of Mr. Federer.
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.
In order to better serve the social and philanthropic causes her work so powerfully depicts, Victoria is currently pursuing a Masters In Social Work at the University of Southern California. Victoria has made it her life’s work to support and amplify those voices around the world that are oppressed or seldom heard, in an effort to bring dignity and hope to their lives.
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.”
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 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
Currently Represented by International Gallery, SAPHIRA and VENTURA in NEW YORK| SAO PAULO | MIAMI | VENICE | LONDON / SINGAPORE / TURIN