Victoria West is full time portrait photographer. She’s built a strong reputation and business in Oromocto, NB, by creating portraits for people who hate being photographed (just like her). She is an internationally awarded photographer and won a Bronze medal for Canada in the 2019 World Photographic Cup. She’s also 2020 & 2019 Portrait Photographer of the Year for the Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC). Victoria is also a passionate animal rights activist and lives with her husband, 5 dogs and 1 unlucky cat.
“To represent Canada for the 3rd year in a row is such an incredible honor. I’m so proud to be part of such a talented team of photographers. Go Canada Go!”
This image was created in January 2020, while Australia burned and Covid 19 was beginning to spread. It symbolizes how we are destroying the planet with our appetites, both literally and figuratively. It’s also a play off the famous da Vinci painting, The Last Supper.
I created “Humane Meat” to represent what would happen if a more intelligent species treated us like we treat “lesser” animals. The image was inspired by a photo of pigs on a slaughter truck. To have this image showcased on the world stage is not only a great honour for myself, but more importantly it’s a voice for the animals and their right to live.
The captivating image ‘Exsanguinate’ is a photographic recreation of the painting Dante and Virgil by William-Adolphe Bouguereau.