Wednesday, September 1, 2010

A tribute to Corinne Day (1965-2010)


Corinne Day was a British self-taught photographer, described as one of the most influential of our generation. The beginning of her brilliant career was, when she shot the young Kate Moss for the cover of THE FACE magazine for the July 1990 issue. (she later became one of her best friends).
 

Corinne was among the first to react against the glossy images of the 80s - giving in many of her images a "documentary feel' in which she often included biographical elements.

She was known for her intimate portraits and for pushing the boundaries of style and fashion in photography. She was regularly commissioned by British, Italian and Japanese Vogue and her work has been exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery, Victoria & Albert Museum, Tate Modern, Saatchi Gallery, The Science Museum, The Design Museum, Gimpel Fils London and was also included in The Andy Warhol exhibition at the Whitney Museum NY.

Corinne Day passed away on Friday 27th August peacefully at home, after a long illness.













Golden Years- Vogue UK October 2007

Yoko Ono Mind Train - Japanese Vogue August 2006

Pictures from www.corinneday.co.uk

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