Interview: Sophie Delaporte

Sophie DelaporteImage courtesy of Sophie Delaporte

Interview: Sophie Delaporte

Born in Paris, Sophie Delaporte studied photography and film at the ENSLL art school in Paris. After graduating, she moved to London and started to work for the English press. Her first publications appeared in i-D magazine, with whom she collaborates since a long time. She currently lives and works between Paris and New York. Her work has been shown in four solo exhibitions at Marion Meyer Gallery in Paris, Scream Gallery in London and at Sous les Etoiles in New York. Her pictures are regularly featured in numerous books and publications as Italian Vogue, Uomo Vogue, Japanese Vogue, Chinese Vogue, i-D magazine, Another Magazine.Sophie DelaporteImage courtesy of Sophie Delaporte

Luca Curci – When you start practicing art and why?
Sophie Delaporte – I had my first personal exhibition in 2002 at Gallery Marion Meyer and on the occasion of “Le Mois de la Photo”. Drawing, writing and set up images have always been a way to express myself and explore reality.

L. C. – Can you talk about your artistic work? Which are your inspirations?
S. D. Some words from Regis Debray have really inspired my entire photographic work: “We must rehabilitate the invisible”. Everything about vision (the way we see things) interest me a lot. I like to leave some space for imagination, images with different interpretation levels, explore the border between reel and fantasy.

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L. C. – What are you currently working on?
S. D. – I’m working on the editing and post production of two videos starring Melissa Mourer Ordener.

L. C. – What was the best advice given to you as an artist?
S. D. – Keep doubting.

Sophie DelaporteImage courtesy of Sophie Delaporte

L. C. – What is art for you?
S. D. – I think art is not always where we expect it to be. Today, I really like Andr√© Malraux definition: “L’Art, c’est le plus court chemin de l’homme √† l’homme”. (“Art is the shortest path from one man to another”)

Sophie DelaporteImage courtesy of Sophie Delaporte

L. C. – What do you think about International ArtExpo organisation?
S. D. – It’s a great idea!

L. C. – Do you think International ArtExpo organisation can represent an opportunity for artists?
S. D. – It is also a great opportunity for artists to show their work!

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