Born in Toronto, Victoria Clarke, a.k.a Toya Clarke is a phone, travel and street photographer that strives to use mainly her phone to shoot spontaneity, randomness and imperfection in everyday life. With no focus, from street to nature themes, she searches for movement, beauty and poetry. Victoria started photography by using her iPhone to take pictures of her travels. She got a hang of it and thought that she should invest in a camera. She now uses not only her phone but also a Sony Alpha 5000 hybrid camera to take photos. Victoria is very passionate about taking people in action, unusual and complex photos that strike the eye. She does not privilege the right framing but aims to put on display emotions and action. Often associating her photos with poetry. This combination emphasises the poetic style that she would like to convey not only in her street photos but in her other genres and diverse environments. She believes a photo should not follow the strict rules of photography but should break the rules. This is what art is meant to do, right?
Victoria is fond of the unusual, non-conventional, wobbly, rickety style. A photo that just reflects a slice of life.