Sophie Delaporte, b. 1971, is a French artist and photographer who works in fashion on a regular basis. The depth of color, staging, gestures and simple fun of her imagery evoke the world of storytelling. Delaportes’ photographic language imagines situations that do not exist, suggesting an alternative fantasy vision of women in fashion photography. Art historical references are fundamental to the work, and are inspired by the performing arts, such as the work of Pina Bausch, and early woman surrealist photographers, such as Claude Cahun.Read More
Simple accessories such as paper, fabric and chair embellish the pose of the model, creating a dramatic and playful elasticity of movement. With her own colors, her way of staging and the joy of her imagery, Delaporte proves again the strength of her specific narrative vision. Photography historian, author and critic Vicki Goldberg, who has followed Delaporte’s career for many years, writes, “Delaporte sings a body electric: current and quick, seldom static, hardly shocking, charged with energy, and crackling with unpredictable incidents...”
The work of Sophie Delaporte has been shown in numerous solo exhibitions around the world, including New York (Sous Les Etoiles Gallery), Tokyo (Galerie 21 and HPgrp Gallery), and London (Scream Gallery). Her work is also featured in publications such as Another Magazine; Vogue Japan, China, Italy, and Russia; Interview; Harper’s Bazaar; and I-D Magazine, with whom she has regularly collaborated since the 1990s. Her series Needlework was featured in the book “The Art of Fashion Photography” by Patrick Remy, published by Prestel in 2013, and her series Postmodern Mysteries, originally conceived as part of a longterm and enduring collaboration with design company Astier de Villatte, was made into a book with text by Vicki Goldberg. Sophie Delaporte studied photography and film at the Ecole nationale supérieure Louis-Lumière.
Text courtesy Sous Les Etoiles Gallery.