An introduction to this year's student photographer
A short introduction to this year's student photographer Grace Benita.
Her work has already been cast around Croydon ahead of the upcoming open evenings, distributed throughout the new prospectus and soon to have a permanent installation within the School to celebrate Grace Benita's fantastic way of capturing the school and the creative atmosphere that surrounds it.
Here we talk to Year 12 Visual Art & Design student, Grace Benita.
Check out Grace's online portfolio.
What first inspired you to get into photography?
I have always enjoyed being creative and I have experimenting with different art techniques. Photography is one way in which I can record things that I experience and, over the years, I have found myself reaching for a camera more and more. After a while I begun to realise that I wanted to make a career out of it.
Who/what are your influences?
There are particular artists who really inspire me including, fashion photographer Tim Walker and street photographer Robert Doisneau. It was The Lomography film photography movement that sparked my interest in shooting film as well as digital photographs.
What do you like about The BRIT School?
For me one of the best things about BRIT is the freedom we have as students to express ourselves in different creative ways. There are so many opportunities given to us; to learn new things, get experience and meet other artists/performers.
What are your thoughts about being the new student photographer?
I am grateful to have been made the student photographer and I'm excited for the opportunities this will bring. The BRIT school welcomes many interesting guests and puts on lots of exciting events every year which I look forward to being part of and photographing!
What do you hope to achieve in your time at the school?
During my time at The BRIT School I want to help promote the school and present it in the best light possible through my photographs - showing the full range of talent and activities that we do. I am also hoping to showcase some of the technology strands and academic subjects which are not talked about as much yet.