A selection of images by London-based social documentary and art photographer Sophie Green. “My photography is a spontaneous, intuitive reaction to the ordinary; celebrating the idiosyncrasies and eccentricities of the human experience,” she explains. Exploring rarely-documented British communities and subcultures, Green strives to find the “glue” that holds these individuals together. Combining both spontaneous documentary realism and stylized constructions, she looks to the details surrounding her subjects as a way of revealing a deeper story of person and place.
Her intimate, deeply human portraits are the result of cultivated relationships with her subjects, sometimes over the course of years. “I engage directly with the individuals I photograph through collaborative, posed portrait sessions that serve to empower the subjects, providing a platform to tell their story,” she describes. “I believe that trust and respect are fundamental to the process of creating an emotional and revealing portrait.” Ultimately, Green hopes that her photographs will encourage a connection and understanding between viewer and subject.
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