Phillips has been photographing Byström for the past two years. Introduced to each other by amutual friend who intuited the creative relationship that has ensued; it did not start easily. Phillips and Byström met on skype, Phillips asked if she could fly Byström to London to photograph her. The reaction was lukewarm That isnt really what I had in mind. The unenthused response didnt put Phillips off; she found it amusing and strangely compelling. Their work together over the past two years has resulted in three zines.

Hi You Are Beautiful How Are You by Valerie Phillips