Sophie Harris-Taylor is a British fine art and portrait photographer. Born in 1988 in London, where she still resides, she received both her MA and BA (Hons) in Photography from Kingston University.
Developing her interest in photography during her teenage years by documenting the lives and experiences of herself and her friends, Harris-Taylor’s work has gone on to be nominated for the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, The Renaissance Photography Prize and The Young Masters.
Harris-Taylor is renowned for her images created exclusively with natural and ambient light sources, which lend her work an unusual softness and depth. She embraces the challenges of working with natural light, liberated by the process of adapting to what she is provided with and to where she is led. Stylistically, Harris-Taylor draws inspiration from the Renaissance painters for their use of light, as well as cinema for its composition and storytelling.
Throughout her work, Harris-Taylor continually seeks truth, compelled by a continual sense of beauty in honesty – whatever it may reveal. Her work is in a constant enquiry about relationships, be it the relationship of the subject with themselves or others, or the relationship between herself and the subject.
As an emerging artist, Harris-Taylor’s work has featured in a number of publications, including I-D Magazine, Huck Magazine and Aesthetica Magazine. Her portrait work is published in titles that include The Sunday Times, Rolling Stone magazine, The Guardian, Nylon and The Evening Standard.
Harris-Taylor had her first solo show at The Francesca Maffeo Gallery in August 2016, as well as launching her book, MTWTFSS: Chapter 1 (2010-2015)