Viki Couchman

I love my job!

I've been fortunate to be in it for over 20 years, beginning as a junior photographer on the Isle of Wight County Press, before going onto The Brighton Evening Argus where I won several photographic awards in my three years there. Having become disillusioned with the direction of my photography, I sought a new direction away from my safe job and travelled the world. The result? I published two photographic travel books covering Asia and South America, the first being an illustrated travel book best-seller for Christmas 1996. For the last 15 years, I have worked as a photographer based in London for many of the UK's national newspapers, regularly for the Sunday Times Style and Culture magazines. I have been on assignment for various charities to Africa, including Trade plus Aid, Save the Rhino International and Christian Aid. Festivals have taken me to destinations near and far for Loaded Magazine and I regularly shoot travel stock for Axiom Photographic Travel Library - I'm a self-confessed cake-o-holic, can roll my belly amusingly, can hoolahoop and play table football.