Documenting the personal lives and experiences of her own and others, Sophie’s work is effortlessly truthful, approached with a sensitivity and confidence. She is renowned for her images created with natural and ambient light sources, which lend her work an unusual softness and depth.
Typically portraiture based, with some elements of place and surrounding, she uses people to express her own pre-occupations and concerns. Although seemingly diverse in subject matter and to an extent documentary, there is consistently some element of her own vulnerability. Regardless of content, Harris-Taylors’s work is crucially bound together by aesthetics, always seeking to in some way glorify that which is not conventional.
Sophie lives in London and received both her MA and BA (Hons) in Photography from Kingston University.
Versus Arthritis, Lloyds Bank, Microsoft, Polydor, Sony Music, Warner Brothers
“MTWTFSS: Chapter 1” Self published, 2016
“Sisters” published by Hoxton Mini Press, 2017.
Winner The BJP Portrait Of Britain 2017
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2015
Creative Review Photography Annual 2018
The Renaissance Photography Prize 2013
The Young Masters 2014