Exceptional photography graduate takes on the arts world

Published: 4 November 2006 at 11:41

An exceptional photography student, who picked up a first class BA (Hons) Photography degree from Anglia Ruskin University this year, aims to study for a Masters degree and become a gallery artist in the shortest possible timescale.

An exceptional photography student, who picked up a first class BA (Hons) Photography degree from Anglia Ruskin University this year, aims to study for a Masters degree and become a gallery artist in the shortest possible timescale.

Flyn Vibert (21) is already the youngest student on his new course, a Postgraduate Certificate in Photography which he is studying at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design - a part of the University of the Arts London – in order to give him a year’s postgraduate experience to prepare him for Masters study.

Speaking of the completion of his undergraduate studies, Flyn said:

“Studying at Anglia Ruskin University has given me an excellent start to my artistic career. The Cambridge School of Art provided me with all the knowledge and stimulation I needed, but, most importantly, gave me the freedom to excel in my work.”

“I really enjoyed my time in Cambridge which is quiet and peaceful making it highly conducive to the study of photography and the arts. Here in London at Central Saint Martins, the pace is fast but I feel very happy and privileged to be here.”

Flyn, who went to school in St Albans, before moving to Cambridge to pursue higher education study now lives in London. He intuitively started his passion for creative photography at the age of 16. Since then he has developed his own style, deciding to reject formalised teaching techniques. 

Working with a 35mm SLR camera exclusively with a wide range of lenses – spanning from 17mm to 90mm – he rarely ever takes more than one picture of any particular subject which helps to create the uniqueness of his photography.

Flyn explains:

"I see myself more as an artist working in the field of photography – more often relating my work to the world of painting rather than that of photography. The work that interests me most is a kind of appropriation/collage, built on the concept of deconstruction."

"The work involves the appropriation of tired/used imagery that we have become too accustomed to seeing in a certain way.  By removing these existing photographic images from their ‘familiar’ context, and putting them in an entirely new context, I am leading the spectator to re-evaluate these images – now both contextually and visually re-energised."

He is following the family tradition of not being able to make the graduation ceremony, as he has a full programme of lectures to attend at his new college and so will not be collecting his degree in person.

"Neither of my parents attended their own graduation ceremonies so I guess I’m followingin their footsteps. My father, who himself worked within the arts arena as a theatredirector and actor, has been very supportive of my photography aspirations, encouraging me with my studies and also making it possible for me to work and exhibit in France."

"My main aim is to make it as a gallery artist once I have proved, through postgraduate study that I have the talent to live by my own creativity."