Photographer Sophie Delaporte (*1971, Paris) studied Photography and Film at the Louis Lumiere School in her hometown. After graduation she moved to London and began attracting attention through her first editorials in the early 90s for i-D . Her work can now be admired in magazines ranging from Vogue to Another Magazine.
Her photos are more than simply fashion photos, her seemingly airy and light images are often doused in an irritating dubiousness. Martin Harrison puts it this way; “ A fashion photograph capable of exceeding the lifetime of a monthly magazine requires a certain duplicity. This duplicity is the photographer’s who undertakes selling a product while hiding the secret ambition of creating art. The fashion photograph defines itself between the lines of this dichotomy... Some of these young photographers - and Sophie Delaporte is the most shining example - keep the evidence of a certain ambivalence between the limitations of both cultural and creative in the genre they have chosen. In 1994, when I discovered the work of Sophie Delaporte, it fascinated me”.
Sophie says of her own style of photography: “I like images that are not obvious and leave room for interpretation, those that offer several levels of reading.”
Now the young artist’s first solo exhibition is taking place during New York Fashion Week. GoSee presents a selection of her work.
Sophie Delaporte - Early Fashion Works
Sous les Etoiles Gallery
17 September – 30 October 30, 2009
Private view: 17 September, 6pm
560 Broadway #205 NYC 10012
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