Hello! My name is Victoria. I have been passionately pressing buttons on a camera since I was 14. I got my start in fashion when I was very young, frequently traveling to NYC and Miami for work. I even had a little article written about my work in Dazed and Confused. I am driven by nostalgia. I find my inspiration specifically comes from childhood memories, vintage roadside Americana, liminal spaces, 60's and 70's art cinema, and my own rural and suburban living experiences. In my process I like to blend film, digital, and mixed media to create saturated colors and a dreamy light headed effect in my photographs. I'd like to think my photography exists in a parallel universe, a cinematic and quiet place. I seek to turn the familiar into fantasy, shopping malls and dollar stores are as beautiful to me in the background of a portrait as a flowering tree. I aim to find comfort in the mundane everyday spaces that we unconsciously travel through in life.
"Although photographer Victoria Zeoli walks the earth, she is not of this world. Existing between the celestial skies and subaquatic depths, her alternate art mirrors where she prevails. Zeoli takes mundane standards and raises them to astronomical levels, literally and figuratively. Her alternate views and ethereal eye gives birth to vibrant colors, dreamy fashion, and mythical worlds. Zeoli works in both film and digital photography. Expanding her expertise in the way she views the world, her camera is her gizmo. With that, she enters her imagination and brings it to life.
Zeoli takes inspiration from earth’s floral creations and transforms them into psychedelic interpretations. Her tales and series include ‘Brother Nature’, ‘Lost in Suburbia’, and ‘The Transmuter’. Each project entails a merger of subjects from reality finding themselves in a fantasy existence. In ‘Brother Nature’, the fibers of men are adorned with the fibers of the ground and air. Therefore, appropriately paired with the hues of the petals and the parts of their body, each subject represents their place in nature. The ‘Lost in Suburbia’ series gives an alluring twist to the prosaic silent majority. Middle America suddenly depicts a thing of the future. Another way of the future, ‘The Transmuter’ features an alien-like subject from an other worldly space lightyears ahead of us. This project not only exhibits Zeoli’s skill with the lens, but also her insight into extraterrestrial edits.
Even more, Zeoli has published on countless platforms includingDazed and Confused and Posture Magazine. She has also been on exhibition at TheLouvre for The Exposure Awards. With many clients and publications, Zeoli’stalent only grows. She refers to herself as “a kaleidoscopic photographer andmixed media artist”. Her multifaceted capabilities add the perfect flair andfuel to her work. "
- Christina Thomas for Mieux Magazine
Awards and Exhibitions:
The Louvre: The Exposure Awards
Blender & Co: Freer In Berlin, Curated By Girls
Santa Fe College Art Gallery: Call It What You Like
Santa Fe College Art Gallery: Student Juried Art Show
32nd League for Innovation: 3rd Place