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What inspires me: Christina Doyle

26 Oct 2017

We speak to our new Intern Christina Doyle about why she wanted to work at Junction Eleven and her plans for the future.

What inspires me?

What brought you to Junction Eleven?

I have always had a huge interest in photography which I studied at college and on towards university. As much as you can learn at university, you don't always get the 'hands-on experience' needed when trying to pursue a career.

After undertaking an initial work experience placement at Junction Eleven, I fall in love with photography all over again. This then led me to pursue a years internship at Junction Eleven. This experience will give me everything I need to graduate with not just a diploma, but with invaluable experience!

What is your experience/background?

After passing all my GCSE's, all I wanted to do was explore photography. This then led me to the decision to study photography at college qualifying with D*D*D* (triple distinction stars) leading to an unconditional offer and scholarship at Coventry University.

Gaining experience anywhere I could outside university led me to explore weddings, travel and studio work. I have worked with film and digital photography exploring commercial and fine art.

Studying at undergraduate level allowed me to explore a project called 'Post-Digital Publishing' where I explored the post-digital and my Dad's cancer story. This was then developed into a photo book called '5th time lucky' which is in the process of being published. View Christina's work here

What has been your highlight so far?

There's no such thing as a boring day at Junction Eleven, from assisting in the studio to working in the office with the client service team. My highlight has got to be all the amazing cars that sit centre stage in our studio! Having the opportunity to work alongside professionals and other creatives gives me the greatest feeling when I get up for those early morning starts.

What/who inspires you?

Well, people! Not just the people that have made a name for themselves, although they do have a huge influence, it's more the everyday people that inspire me.

Ansel Adams has been a key photographer in my younger educational years stating that 'taking an image, freezing a moment, reveals how rich reality truly is...'.

What keeps you busy outside of work?

Apart from studying as part of my degree, I play netball for Banbury Blues Oxon League and Ultimate Frisbee for my university team. I'm always spending time on Photoshop and Lightroom editing photographs that I've taken and I love exploring different ideas.

I also love to cook which allows me to be creative in a completely different way, although my family might say a little too creative!

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