Wednesday, 30 December 2009

The Slaughter House

I went looking for an abandoned slaughter house which I had heard roomers about for quite some time now. Today I found it and photographed some of the creatures who live inside it. I fell in love with their messy home and thought that I would share it with you.

Monday, 21 December 2009

Holga experiments and my brand new Mr. Pink

I have been wanting to get into lomography for a long time, ever since the day my friend Kat showed me her new Holga camera anyway. She was kind enough to let me borrow it to try it out, and the two photos below are two of my first test shots which I thought were pretty cool. As I travel to Brighton quite a lot these days and discovered an amazing camera shop there which had everything you could ever dream of when it comes to lomography I decided to get one of my own. I got a Mr. Pink Diana F+ limited edition and it has been everywhere with me lately. I have taken four films which I will develop as soon as I get back to the UK, so stay tuned for the results!

A place I forgot

These are three photographs from my new series which I have chosen to call 'The place I forgot'. I will put all of them on my website as soon as I have the time, I just thought I'd share a couple of them with you before I get round to doing it. Hope you like them!

Monday, 23 November 2009


One of my A4 spreads for a zine which I am currently working on. It is a collective project where everyone who is contributing are doing two spreads each on the theme 'black and white'.

Saturday, 21 November 2009


Friday, 6 November 2009

My first stop frame animation - Granny knits a jumper

I made my first stop frame animation for a project we were set at WSA. It isn't perfect, but it'll do for now! It's about an old granny who sits by her kitchen table naked and decides to knit herself a jumper to cover up her droopy boobs. Enjoy!

Granny knits a jumper from Victoria Ulrikke Iles on Vimeo.

Monday, 28 September 2009

Welcome to heartbreak

If there is one thing I can say I discovered this summer, it must be that sewing is actually really cool! Hand made stuff makes me happy, especially when you can see the stitches. I made this character as part of my summer project. It was more of an experiment than anything else. 

Sunday, 27 September 2009

TOU BRYGGERI - my first handmade book

For our final project at WSA last year we had a book project. I based the content of my book on photographs of an old brewery in my home town Stavanger in Norway. It was shut down years ago and is now being used as an contemporary art space as well as a cafĂ© and bar. The old building also hosts cultural events such as music festivals. The brewery was closed down by Ringnes (the largest brewery in Norway) in 2007. This came as a shock for many people, especially the workers, as Tou brewery had been the most profitable brewery in Ringnes that year. Many of the 107 workers who lost their job were unskilled people in their 40's who had little chance of getting new jobs in the area. Many nightclubs in Stavanger threatened to boycott Ringnes, but despite all of this the brewery was closed down. 

I have included photographs of what the building looks like today, but also objects that I discovered around the old brewery. Some of the objects might have belonged to the workers, like an old shoe that I found, but I think most of the things are rubbish that people have dumped there. The text I have included in the book is in Norwegian, and the sentences are taken from old newspaper articles about the case.

The book isn't perfect, but I really enjoyed the process of making it and I can see myself making more handmade books in the future.

If you would like to see the rest of the photos I took at the brewery they are on my flickr page:

Wednesday, 23 September 2009


Tuesday, 25 August 2009

A place I didn't know

If you would like to see the rest of the photos I took at this place they are on my flickr page: