Attending music concerts at the age of 13, Vicky Grout would have her “very basic” camera in hand, at all times, photographing the artists on stage. Music has been a huge part of her upbringing, which ultimately transcended into the work that she creates today. Now working as a freelance photographer based in London, Vicky boasts an enviable client list that ranges from Nike, adidas, Clash magazine, i-D and Dazed, and, alongside her commercial work, she has snapped the likes of Stormzy, Princess Nokia, AJ Tracey, Jorja Smith and Loyle Carner. Music is Vicky’s calling, and she has landed herself a successful career doing what she loves. Alongside this, we find out more about why she left her BA in photography to dive straight into the industry, and why it’s important to take on the jobs that pay the bills sometimes.