Sophie Barrott at The Photography Show
Our third Creator to join us at The Photography Show is Sophie Barrott, a visual artist specialising in creating immersive video work alongside working as an art director/colourist and visual concept designer. We asked her about her current and future projects, and what exactly captures her attention.
What kind of creative projects are you currently working on?
I’ve got a video for a local artist I’m really excited about, which is in the final stages of editing. It’s something that’s been months in the making, shooting a little here and there every other day, capturing our town, Manchester and life as we know it. Completely different from my usual hue drenched style, but it’s definitely been my most challenging, and rewarding project to date.
How did you get into the creative industries?
I started making work, and never waited for the day to be classed as a professional or an artist by anyone else. I believe I got my first video commission from IdeasTap!
Organisations like Hiive, are definitely hugely important stepping stones for training and opportunities.
What are your creative goals? Any exciting projects in the pipeline?
I’d love to make a feature. I’m just waiting for the right story to put together. I’ve always felt that I’d need to live my life a little more before I made something of that magnitude. As for any other projects, I’ve a few ideas I’m working on, a couple collaborations in the pipeline!
Who are your creative influences? Any stand out inspirations that have helped shape your style/approach?
Always Sofia Coppola. These days, it’s the odd film I reference in my work. Someone once said the only films I like are all about ‘suburban angst’. Apart from that, I always keep Gustav Klimt in mind for my colour palette.
How did you find shooting content on the Kodak Ektra? And do you have any thoughts on using phones to capture moments?
It was a pleasure to use, a world away from what I’ve been using in the past.
I found the video stabilisation and screen particularly useful. My phone’s always with me, so it undoubtedly needs to be able to capture moments beautifully, and with ease.
The world is awash with still and video images, what tends to catch your eye and make you take a closer look?
Colour, and light have always been, and will always be the things to draw my eye.
Make sure to watch Sophie’s piece ‘Halfway There’ and check out her Instagram at @sophiebarrott