Sophie Le Berre

December 5, 2015 by Laura Gomez


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Name: Sophie Le Berre
Age: 43
Birthday: July 13

College: Autodidact, with course of basics photography at school of visual arts in NYC
Colour: Red, blue, black & white
Book: The unbearable lightness of being, Milan Kundera
Movie: So many … let’s say Vertigo by Hitchcock , Barry Lindon by Kubrick
Food: Italian and Thai,
Quote: « We don’t see thing as they are, we see things as we are » Anais Nin

For how long have been in photography? 20 years

How did you start?
In NYC, a very inspiring city, photography seemed the best way to capture it all …the people, the light, the architecture and the great cultural mix. I started with a Nikkormat, I used to develop my pictures, magic moments.

How would you define yourself as an artist?
Freeze moments, tell stories

Where do you find inspiration?
Everywhere, books, films, people that i meet, travels.

Is Brainstorming not the only creative method use to create new concepts?

Yes it’s a way & following your heart is the most exciting !

Please could you tell us about photography and digital technology?
Photography is a vision, digital technology is a new tool. I use it like film because I like the film a lot, I love the grain, I‘m not a big fan of the sharpest of the digital.

What type of camera do you use most?
CANON 5 D, Nikon FE2

What is your favorite lens?
60 macro, 35 mn

What has been your most memorable assignment and why?
Exhibiting this year with my personal work, which is about people that touch me, with stories tattooed on their skin.
I really enjoy working in fashion, portraits. The casting/ people are my lead.

What are your favourite three images you have shot recently?
Age, Kevin, Elodie

How important is an awesome website for your business?

It’s a window of what you do to the world.

What’s the most important quality a photographer needs to have?

Curiosity, empathy, energy.

Which of your projects has given you the most satisfaction?
My new project in progress.

List of your clients?
Doolittle, Madame Figaro, Dealer de Luxe, Tara Jarmon, Le coq sportif,..

Who are the photographer’s you admire the most?
Edward Steichen, Jean-Paul Goude, Guy Bourdin, Erwin Blumenfeld, Peter Beard, Nick Knight, Richard Avedon…

What about architects and designers?
Gaudi, Charles & Ray Eames, Franck Gehry, maison Vionnet, Alexander McQueen

What are your next projects?
Continue my work on portraits & stories, looking for a publisher. A great humain aventure !