The commercial fashion photography of Sophie Delaporte is getting the fine art treatment in NYC. “Early Fashion Work” runs through the end of October at the Sous Les Etoiles Gallery.
Sophie Delaporte, L’homme à la pie, digital c-print, 1999.
There is an alien quality evident in the the sullen subjects of Delaporte’s photographs. They exist as shocks of heat against a cool field. Without this distinction the humans easily dissolve into inert compositional elements.
Sophie Delaporte, L’eolienne, digital c-print, 2000.
The figures are often overshadowed by solitary props that serve as signifiers assisting perception into fantastic possibility.
Sophie Delaporte, Pompon, digital c-print, 1999.
Early Fashion Work
17 September – 30 October 2009
Sous Les Etoiles Gallery
… and I appreciate your Beastie reference …
more than anything, i dislike the compulsion to smile for photographs. as if life “were a big commercial.” also, i wanted to say that i was delighted to realize that bird is a piebald crow, and not a magpie as i originally thought. a piebald crow is actually very rare. these photos rock real hard.