Alice Hawkins - Photographer
Alice Hawkins graduated from Camberwell's BA Graphic Design course in 2002 and now works as a fashion photographer and filmmaker for Esquire, i-D and LOVE magazine.
Why did you choose to study at Camberwell?
I wasn't sure what medium I wanted to use to visually communicate and the course at Camberwell offered me a platform to learn and experiment within all mediums, to find a method that worked best for me. I wanted to study in London and I was aware that University of the Arts London is the largest specialist arts and design university in Europe.
What was the first job you took after graduation?
i-D magazine commissioned me to shoot a fashion party for them - a picture editor from the magazine contacted me after he had attended our final degree show.
Can you tell us briefly what you’ve been up to since you graduated?
I've been shooting fashion editorials and portraits for magazines, alongside advertising jobs for different clients. I've also been making conceptual fashion films.
What's your latest project?
I’ve got an upcoming fashion editorial project in Las Vegas for Ponystep magazine. I’ve also just photographed a series of local girls in Liverpool for LOVE magazine.
How did your time at Camberwell inform your work?
Many of the themes I was working with whilst at Camberwell still feed into my work now. My thought process is the same when reacting to a brief. I was encouraged to make my work personal whilst at Camberwell, and I still do.
What tips would you give to a student starting out at Camberwell?
Take risks, push yourself, absorb everything and keep up good communication with your tutor. Apply for lots of work experience within the creative industries too.