Good morning, good afternoon, and good evening, wherever you are in the world. Welcome to our last Q&A from our Month of Strong Women in Video Games, this time around we have held it with @jules_vp_. Scroll down below to see the interview, and also her 5 favourite photos featuring Strong Women in Video Games.
VPGamers: Who is your favourite heroine in video games, and why? @jules_vp_: Playing Horizon Forbidden West, I realised once again at how much I actually admire Aloy. She is such a strong, brave character and goes on her quests with determination, yet she is caring and loyal to her friends. Even though she has been through a lot, she has grown up an inspiring and confident woman but never afraid to show her emotional side. She is a character to look up to – teaching us to stay positive and to never lose hope.
VPGamers: How did you get into VP and why do you enjoy it? @jules_vp_: I’ve always loved taking screenshots of games to capture memories. I heard of photomodes before but only after the release of Horizon Zero Dawn I really got into it. A photo mode gives me the opportunity to see and appreciate a game differently through perspectives and details that I would never have noticed in the same way while playing. Plus I really do enjoy the creative process of VP, including post editing!
VPGamers: Can you give any advice for anyone who wants to start VP? @jules_vp_: The most important thing is to enjoy what you do! Don’t be afraid to take inspiration and to experiment…there’s no right or wrong way to do it, it’s your own unique vision and style that matters…sometimes we just need time and practice to find that out 🙂
VPGamers: Do likes, comments and retweets matter to you as an artist? @jules_vp_: Yes I guess it’s definitely motivating and it brings me joy to know that people enjoy my work. I feel incredibly grateful for every soul that gives their time to comment on my photos and support me with a like or retweet. But overall, I think I enjoy doing Virtual Photography enough to not really worry about the numbers, as long as I’m happy with the shots myself
VPGamers: How is it being a female in the VP community, do you feel that everyone is treated with respect no matter what their background? @jules_vp_: I think the VP community is one of the most supportive and uplifting communities I have ever been part of. I genuinely have only experienced kindness!
We would love to thank our fourth and final guest, @jules_vp_, for taking part in our Special Q&A session featuring ‘Strong Women in Video Games’. We would like to thank every female VP’er who has joined us on these Q&A sessions, we have one more in store, which is our Artist Recognition which is coming at the end of the month, so stay tuned to see who will be our third feature in that Monthly Showcase.