Monday 29 May 2017

Meet the Irish photographer who just shot Victoria Beckham for the cover of Vogue Australia

Victoria Beckham with Irish photographer Boo George
Victoria Beckham with Irish photographer Boo George
Victoria Beckham and Irish photographer Boo George in 2013
Victoria Beckham for Vogue Australia shot by Boo George
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Meet the Irish photographer taking over the international fashion world.

Christopher "Boo" George (35) landed another major coup in his career, shooting Victoria Beckham for the cover of Vogue Australia - the latest in a long line of high profile gigs with the fashion designer.

He shared a series of pictures on Instagram, captioning one: "Thanks vb @victoriabeckham @estherlangham @romyglow @natalielewis13w @vogueaustralia what a gal, shot in Nyc in the baking heat."

George, from Bray, Co Wicklow, first began working with Beckham in 2013 when he shot her for the style bible and worked with her again in November 2015 for German Vogue.

Victoria Beckham for Vogue Australia shot by Boo George
Victoria Beckham for Vogue Australia shot by Boo George

He's no stranger to high profile gigs having worked with everyone from Alessandra Ambrosio, Emma Watson and Jessica Alba and shot for every major publication including iD, W and shot campaigns for Zara, Louis Vuitton and Calvin Klein.

Basically, he's a big deal.

Despite his rising star, he hasn't forgotten his roots as he famously shot Emporio Armani's Autumn/Winter campaign on Dollymount Strand in 2014.

He moved from Wicklow to England in 1999 to study photography and landed coveted apprenticeships with top photographers like Julian Broad before moving on from assisting in 2008.

"I moved to northern England in 1999," he told Artsy of his rise to fame. "I got a scholarship to go to a college in northern England. I did three years studying photography before I moved to London.

"I started doing documentary photography...and then for my end-of-year project, I went on a fishing boat North Sea off for nine months to shoot fisherman.

"And I made a book out of that. Still to this day, one of my favorite pictures is of a fisherman. I moved to London straight after that, and started assisting."

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