put description herePhilip Volkers ARPS was born 6th September 1980 and grew up in the Wiltshire countryside. After Sherborne School he studied Philosophy and Comparative Religion, obtaining his degree from The School of Oriental and African Studies. Philip has travelled extensively in India, the Middle East and the United States. He is an Associate of The Royal Photographic Society and in 2009 he received the inaugural Jeff Vickers MBE / Genix Bursary for aspiring young talent.
Philip served his apprenticeship as first assistant to Robert Fairer in his backstage work for American Vogue on the collections in Paris, Milan and London.
Philip’s own work includes commercial and high fashion, celebrity portraits, extreme sports and social reportage. Inspired by nature, the occult and radical self-expression, his style is playful and fantastical, sometimes shocking, deconstructing the subject to reveal its true nature.
Philip’s client list includes Apple Mac, Arcadia Group, The BBC, Clarence House, De Beers, Esquire, Harper’s Bazaar, The Independent, Mercury Records, Olympus, Pebble, Universal Records, and Vogue UK.