Exhibition: March 15 – 31, 2012
hpgrp Gallery is pleased to announce “Needleworks,” an exhibition by Sophie Delaporte, a French fashion photographer whose images have appeared in publications such as Italian Vogue, Japanese Vogue, and i-D magazine, as well as in advertising campaigns for major clients. Bridging both commercial and high art, her photographs have been exhibited in solo shows in Paris, London, Tokyo, and New York.
Since 2002, when she had her first solo show at Marion Meyer Gallery in Paris, Delaporte has been interested in using fine art photography as a canvas in which to transform and reinvent images. The idea originated in 1999, with a black & white image she took for I-D magazine. Entitled La croix sur l’oeil (the cross over the eye), the photograph depicted a fashion model whose face had been disrupted by a pink cross over her left eye. The image was later used on the invitation for the exhibition at Marion Meyer, and was a starting point for later works.