Monday, August 30, 2010

RIP Corrine Day

I was completely sad when first time i heard this news last saturday. One of the greatest british fashion photographer known by her rawness style on subject and the one who responsible discovering Kate from rise to fame had passed away. Corrine lost her fight againts the brain tumor she had been battling since being diagnosed last year.

Corrine known as an 'Anti Glamour' artist in the early 90s and the one who create 'waif' look through Kate Moss that change british fashion on this day. Despite a recent return to the fashion fold, Corinne Day remains unapologetic for taking a raw, unflinching look at the world. She ever says, "Photography is getting as close as you can to real life, showing us things we don't normally see. These are people's most intimate moments, and sometimes intimacy is sad."

But for some right reason she turned her back on the airbrushed glossiness of magazines, complaining "they're stale, just about sex and glamour, when there are other elements of beauty." This is the same feeling that have been confusing me since a couple of months ago, when people only followed and forget a honesty side of their artwork. Sometimes rawness become similarity, and characteristic being staked.

Corrine's work reminds me back actually, about our main purpose while producing an artwork. Which mean to entertain people as well as an ourself being entertained. I hope people will recognize this period, same as like Corrine thought about her times more than a decade ago.

"The 3rd Summer of Love"
Kate Moss / Photography Corrine Day
(The Face Magazine, July 1990)

My condolences go out to all her friends and family.
We know that she will be sorely missed.
Farewell my dear Corrine...

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