Photographs from Sophie Delaporte’s Nudes series will be on view at Sous Les Etoiles Gallery September 22nd through November 5th, 2011. The opening exhibition will be held on Thursday, September 22nd, 6-9pm with the artist in attendance. A catalog will be released with a foreword by journalist and critic Vicki Goldberg, who has overseen photography’s rise in contemporary art over the past 25 years.
The photography of Sophie Delaporte always reveals a spirit of vivacity and intuition; her newest series Nudes translates this energy into graphic simplicity. Simple accessories such as paper, fabric and chair embellish the pose of the model, creating a dramatic and playful elasticity of the 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.
"Delaporte sings a body electric: current and quick, seldom static, hardly shocking, charged with energy, and crackling with unpredictable incidents. Seductive in an unlikely fashion, this series of capricious nudes cavorts across an uncommonly witty body of work. Though this might not be your idea of how to decide if a dress will attract a lover (but it certainly ought to work), it definitely looks like a good time. I’d say it all looks like a good time—for the model, for those wayward clothes, and no doubt for the photographer. Me too,” writes Vicki Goldberg.
Born in Paris, Sophie Delaporte studied photography and film at the Ecole Louis Lumière in Paris. After graduating, she moved to London and began working for the English press. Her first publications appeared in i-D magazine, with whom she still collaborates. Recent clients include Le Bon Marché, Hermès, Dior, John Galliano, Jean Paul Gaultier and Astier de Villatte.