The pleasure of looking

Victoria Mayr

Victoria Mayr's documentary photo series THE PLEASURE OF LOOKING addresses the artist's relationship to her body—a relationship characterized by diverse feelings and emotions, by femininity and sensitivity, by beauty and cruelty.
The city the artist lives in allows her to be who she is, but ciritical questions remain: Who am I and what makes me who I am? How do I see my body and am I satisfied?
The photo series aims to depict the inner conflicts involved, to show the pain and the physical and mental flaws, but also the determination to deal with the situation. The artist takes control of her body and presents it the way she wants it to look like, letting her feelings run free.

Victoria Mayr

Hi, my name is Victoria and I'm a photographer in my early twenties. For me photography has always been my passion. To capture a moment forever, freezing the time and being able to relive it anytime, has always fascinated me. My biggest aim is to let people feel emotions by looking at my pictures.

Where do you see yourself in 20 years?

Doing what I love.

What is a good design for you?

Something that moves me and makes me feel emotions.

What was the most challenging experience during your studies?

To overcome personal challenges.

Who or what inspires you?

Experiences, surroundings, other people and places.

How do you approach a new project?

A lot of thinking and taking notes.

What advice would you give to students who just started studying in your programme?

Enjoy and take every opportunity to learn something new.

Have you changed during your studies? How?

Yes, time always changes you.

How are you going to celebrate your graduation?

With my friends and family.

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Isabel von der Ahe