Victoria Will: Borne Back
“So we beat on, boats against the current,borne back ceaselessly into the past.”
-F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
New York photographer, Victoria Will, has a long legacy in portraiture, much of it created in her commercial and editorial career. An assignment to photograph actors and directors at the Sundance Film Festival has led to her first monograph, Borne Back, recently published by Peanut Press. She approached her subjects with a large format camera and the wet-plate process, and the results are a poetic and artful, presenting famous faces in a new incarnation with a nod to the historic.
The book features a foreword from actor Jason Momoa, known for his work on Game of Thrones, and starring in the upcoming feature, Aquaman. Borne Back was designed by Elizabeth Avedon, and is available in three editions: a hardbound “trade” edition, a “limited” edition, featuring a signed trade edition and one of three signed and numbered prints, and a “very limited” edition, featuring a signed trade edition and a portfolio of ten signed and numbered prints. More info on purchasing can be found here.
Victoria began her career at the New York Post where she was a staff photographer. In a news environment responsible for headlines like “Headless Body in Topless Bar,” Victoria honed her skills and her sense of humor. She has the ability to put the ordinary in an extraordinary light while seamlessly balancing heroic yet natural compositions. No matter what the circumstance she manages to find those honest, real moments. With a focus on portraiture and lifestyle imagery, her photographs appear in newspapers and magazines worldwide, from W Magazine to the Associated Press, The New York Times to Vogue. A graduate from Princeton University, she hails from Washington, D.C., but now resides in New York with her photojournalist husband, their two sons, and two French Bulldogs.
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