Q & A With Joanna Vestey

What do you most like about your work?
I love so much about photography – the asthetics, the creativity, the freedom, its history and diversity. The opportunity to really look and wonder and to travel and meet extraordinary people is such a huge privilege, being welcomed and shown many things which I am sure I wouldn’t get to see if I wasn’t behind my lens. Sometimes as with my work with the White Ribbon Alliance I get the opportunity to try and highlight the work of a great cause and to try and bring about a change which is really fulfilling.

Where would you most like to live and why?
I love where we live in Oxfordshire but one day I would love to live somewhere where the light is wonderful and the days are warm – high up on my list would be Jerusalem or Uruguay – both places I adore.

What would you love to collect – money no object?
Vintage photography …

What do you most dislike in design and furniture?
I think William Morris summed it up when he said “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.”

Which designer do you most admire?
I love everything about Zaha Hadid’s work from her buildings to her sculptural pieces of furniture – truly inspired.

If your house burnt down and you only could carry out one thing, what would be?
After the obvious of saving my family album and passport probably a very beautiful small polaroid print I have of Guy Bourdin’s of a shoe which he covered in glitter.

Guy Bourdin shoe photo