Cheyenne Sophia’s work is autobiographical, depicting herself, her sexuality, and her friends between Brooklyn and Montreal. Her world is simultaneously dark and bright, kinda like neon signage at nighttime. Highly saturated, intimate, and somehow sci-fi, her pix are a departure from the usual photography I’ve been seeing lately.
1. Why do you take photos?
because identity/intimacy is hard to understand and it helps to put something that looks nice between myself and everyone else
2. Do you carry your camera with you everywhere you go?
i used to yea, but now i mostly use my iphone to document my surroundings and my camera for more specific projects
3. What celebrity would you like to shoot most?
just myself always
4. What animal would you like to be, if not a human?
when i was a kid i thought i’d grow up to be a butterfly so
5. What is your favorite smell?
6. Would you like to live forever?
no that sounds exhausting but i pretend i’m going to anyway
7. What do you think is the best photo you have ever taken to date?
my work goes together as a collective struggle so choosing a “best” would be so relative because it’s all the most important during the time i feel the need to make it
8. What’s your favorite pastime?
sitting by windows
9. Do you like having your photo taken?
yea i like finding out how others see me, sometimes it makes me feel uncomfortable but i think that’s important
10. Who are your favorite photographers, currently?
mostly internet friends always, but i have a blog that i use as a curatorial space (www.fleeten.tumblr.com) any work on there is a selected fav of mine
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