Sophie Day Inspiration

Sophie Day

Sophie day is an 18 year old photographer from New York. She focuses on the documentation of youth culture, Using film cameras as her medium. Again similarly to works previously researched what I like about these analogue shots is the rawness they represent linking to the subject area they are photographing.

‘fuckboy’ is a photo series looking at boys and what they do. They are photographed skating, smoking, doing all things youth culture related. It almost reminds me of a visual representation of ‘boys will be boys’. What I want to take forward from these images is the sense of youth and freedom. I like the mix of simplistic portraits amongst images of activity, it almost shows a glimpse of that person taking a moment back. It’s still apparent that these are youths by the facial characteristics and almost awkwardness to their stances. What makes the youth culture so apparent is the clothing amongst them that unifies them as a collective. This is an important factor I want to have in my book.

Another aspect of Sophie Day’s work that I find influential towards my own is her zine ‘WET DREAMS’

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What I like about this is the combination of photographs and illustrations. I found the illustration sketches really interesting and pretty to look at. It had a very feminine feel to the book and create again a more ‘raw’ and ‘arty’ edge to it. I felt like sketches almost bring a sense of youth and a child like essence. This reminds me of Alexa Chung’s book ‘IT’ where so accompanies her photographs with sketches. This is something I think could work within my own book. My next step is to test illustrations. I feel this will further the idea of rawness and the young theme I’m looking to create.

 

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