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Alice Hawkins graduated from Camberwell's BA Graphic Design course in 2002 and now works as a fashion photographer and filmmaker for i-D, Pop and LOVE magazine.
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.
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.
I've been shooting fashion editorials and portraits for magazines, alongside advertising jobs for different clients. I've also been making conceptual fashion films.
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.
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.
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.