Sophie Harris-Taylor is a British fine art and portrait photographer and also a lecturer in photography.
She is best known for her images created exclusively with natural and ambient light sources lending her work an unusual softness and depth adding an inherent quality of truth.
Truth is something she continually seeks in her work, feeling that there is a continual sense of beauty in honesty, whatever it may reveal. Sophie’s work is in a constant enquiry about relationships, being it the relationship of the subject with themselves or others or the relationship between her and the subject.
Harris-Taylor was born in London in 1988, where she still resides .
During her teenage years she found a place for herself, and as sort of a social role she became the photographer amongst her friends, documenting their lives and experiences. Photography became her thing.
As an emerging artist she has been interviewed by a number of publications, such as Entitle, Artisan, Kaltbult, Fotografia, Jungle, Strant-Magazine among many others.
Her Art work has been featured in titles such as Aesthetica, The Telegraph, Nailed, Fish Eye, Huck, to name a few. Sophie’s portrait work is published in titles such as Sunday Times, Rolling Stone Magazine , The Guardian, Nylon and Evening Standard etc.
Her commissioned work for clients includes Microsoft, Universal Music,Warner Brothers, Sony, Glass Note Records and Polydore.
In recent years her work has been nominated for the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize and The Renaissance Photography Prize. Her work has been exhibited in such shows as The Young Masters.
Sophe’s first photobook ‘MTWTFSS’ was launched in the summer of 2016 at her solo exhibition. (available here)