Sophie Mosimann is an Adelaide based photographer who specialises in black and white photography. She is one of 16 Emerging Designers at our upcoming May market.
Tell us about your work…
I am an Adelaide photographer and I love to work with black and white. I really enjoy the subtleties of tone and form that are relieved once colour is no longer a distraction in an image. I like to play with light and pattern and texture in my work and have a fondness for recording the every day in all its splendour. I find it’s often the little things that we pass in life on a regular basis that strike a chord. It is those little things, and how they are affected by light, that draw me in. I find Adelaide is full of endless quirks and opportunities and love photographing in and around our little suburban nest, as well as out in the vast and varying landscape that surrounds it.
Describe a day-in-the-life of Sophie Mosimann…
I fear there is no real typical day-in-the-life of Sophie Mosimann… I have two young children who I work around, so my day usually kicks off post school drop off, during nap time or late at night. Weekends are not off limits. I also specialise in lifestyle photography and so could be out shooting with a family and their newborn baby, at home editing a job, or at the printer running proofs for my series of cards. I tend to do a lot of packing and mounting late into the night, as well as editing my own work. For my creative work, I try to go out shooting early mornings or evenings, as that is when the light is at its best. We also go camping quite a bit, which gives me the opportunity to shoot more broadly around South Australia.
What’s the best thing about your job?
The best thing about the work I am doing now is having the freedom to explore my particular creative bent (almost indulgently), whilst enjoying the flexibility of working from home with my family. Don’t get me wrong, there are a lot of late nights and early mornings and sometimes the pace can be relentless, but I find the work both fulfilling and rewarding.
Do you have a favourite piece of your own work that will be available at Bowerbird?
My current favourite is a piece I call ‘Resting’. It is a photograph of the Moreton Bay Figs in the Botanic Park, just by the gates of the Gardens. It is a black and white photograph, shot in late spring. The image itself is quite dark, but the afternoon light filtering in through the leaves just grazes across the tops of the roots so that they look alive, like they are slowly settling themselves into the ground. I really enjoy the mixture of grandeur and the peacefulness that this image invokes.
Which other stallholders are you looking forward to seeing at Bowerbird this May?
I am very much looking forward to seeing fellow Adelaidians Brewed By Belinda and Fleeci at Bowerbird this May, as well as many others! There is a really wonderful and diverse range of stallholders in the line up, it is looking to be an amazing market!
Come say hi to Sophie at Bowerbird Design Market, 3-5 May 2019. In the meantime you can view her fantastic portfolio of work over on her website.