Sophie Hur is an Australian film photographer, based in Brooklyn. Originally moving to New York to pursue acting, Sophie found herself addicted to her film camera instead. Her friends are her biggest inspiration and creating art is her greatest commitment.
How did the idea for the series come about?
The shoot was inspired by my friend, Annie. She has a new blog called, Some Like It Happy that promotes women’s physical and mental health and we wanted to capture an honest representation of the female body. She was so courageous and I look up to her a lot for that.
Can we photograph the female body differently in a more powerful way?
We can always photograph anything in a more powerful way, but I think in terms of the female body, the most influential way to photograph is by capturing the honest beauty of a woman. No trimming or brushing, just throwing the image out there as is.
What inspires you?
The people that surround me every day. My friends, the people I live with, the good friends of mine who I also have the privilege to work with and create art. My space inspires me a whole lot – my loft, my bedroom, my neighbourhood. Freaking New York City pushes me to be the best artist that I can be. I am also heavily inspired by music and visual films.
How would you define beauty?
What ever makes me happy is beautiful to me! I think that anything that inspires you to expand like a butterfly and fill your heart is true beauty.
Film or digital?
What makes you happy and what’s next for you?
Accomplishing my dreams and the feeling when I push myself further than I thought I could is what makes me happiest. Creatively speaking, I feel happiest when other creatives trust me with their work and we can collaborate together to make something that we are collectively proud of! I don’t know what’s next for me because nothing is certain, but the one thing I know is that it’s gonna be something great!