Sophie in the Studio
Sophie is a British photographic artist currently living in America.
Originally haling from the Lake District of England, Sophie moved to Manchester to attend Manchester School of Art to study Photography in 2014. Since graduating, Sophie has adopted the ramblin' lifestyle working her way around the world one photographic project at a time.
The title, Sophie in the Studio, is credited as an ironic musing. Within her practice, Sophie has developed a distaste for the conventional studio and became more experimental and unconventional with her landscapes and process'.
Sophie defines her practice as Social Documentary. She works mainly within the field of live music and events, but also exhibits and self-publishes more personal works periodically.
In 2017, Sophie completed her degree thesis research into ‘Mental Health & the performance of Art’ with an experimental floor piece entitled ‘TROPE'. The work debuted at the 2017 MSOA graduate show "YOU MADE IT" at Manchester's Holden Gallery. The work literally opened the show as audiences had to walk over the work to enter the gallery - a performative part of the piece that sparked controversy over how we view art.
Sophie has exhibited her work across the world with guerilla-style pop-ups, as a part of artist collectives and solo ventures. Sophie is also credited as a contributing editor to the online platform Grrrlizm and has contributed opinion pieces, interviews and, most notably, a short essay entitled 'Suffragette City' that was used to open the feminist creative collectives first publication. The publication entitled 'Womanhood' also featured archival pieces from Sophie’s Nepalese project 'To Live & to Learn'.
This year, Sophie released her latest photobook, “Someone’s in Here” to an international audience. She will also debut her pandemic project “Deep Down Happy” in an interview with Construct Zine in late October. Sophie is currently working on expanding her portfolio in a series of portraits documenting America.