News__ RIP Corinne Day

August 30, 2010 | By

On August 29th at 5pm, British fashion and documentary photographer Corinne Day died after a decade of treatment for a tumor in her brain. Her experience was recorded by her boyfriend Mark Szaszy in a documentary for BBC called, "Corinne Day Diary" but like any artist, it's the work she leaves behind that give us a sense of her aesthetic and approach to life. Intimate and bare (often literally), her subjects always seem oddly at ease despite being exposed to the world. Her most famous editorial was "The 3rd Summer of Love" in The Face. It's credited with both starting Kate Moss' career at the tender age of fifteen and popularizing the waif look of the 90's. In her 45 years she shot for every fashion magazine worth mentioning and exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery, Tate Modern, Saatchi Gallery and the Whitney, among others. The Independent Film Quarterly, asked Day to discuss how her personal interest in documentary photography complies with the decadent photo shoots for Vogue and her response was simply, "I still believe that fashion can be pushed in new directions."

Below are a few of the many Corinne Day photographs that we love. R.I.P. Corinne Day.

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