Sophie Delaporte, Nudes, Model with arms outstretched to yellow fabric, 2010, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery
Sophie Delaporte, Nudes, Model emerging from purple paper, 2010, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery
Sophie Delaporte, Nudes, Model standing still with orange fabric, 2010, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery
Sophie Delaporte, Nudes, Model with orange fabric, 2010, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery
Sophie Delaporte, Nudes, Model pushing orange fabric, 2010, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery
Sophie Delaporte, Nudes, Model with yellow fabric, 2010, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery
Sophie Delaporte, Nudes, Model with swirl of orange fabric, 2010, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery
Sophie Delaporte, Nudes, Model jumping with orange fabric, 2010, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery
Sophie Delaporte, Nudes, Model with orange fabric as skirt, 2010, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery
Sophie Delaporte, Nudes, Model with orange fabric as dress, 2010, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery
Sophie Delaporte, Nudes, Model with face obscured and with purple fabric, 2010, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery
Sophie Delaporte, Nudes, Masha #24, 2010, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery
Sophie Delaporte, Nudes, Masha #25, 2010, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery
Sophie Delaporte, Nudes, Model with orange fabric and purple background, 2010, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery
Sophie Delaporte, Nudes, Model with orange fabric floating above and purple background, 2010, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery
Sophie Delaporte, Nudes, Model with chair and purple background, 2010, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery
Sophie Delaporte, Nudes, Model with chair and purple background, 2010, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Press Release

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.