RIP Corinne Day

by Sasha Wilkins on August 28, 2010 · 17 comments

I first ran this post in the spring and am re-producing the post in memoriam of the seminal 90s photographer Corinne Day, who died this weekend. I had the pleasure of working with her once, about ten years ago, on Condé Nast Traveller, when we sent sent her off on a road trip around Texas with Rose Ferguson and some other friends. She came in with a hilarious – and excellent – set of images, and I remember her as being nothing but charming and funny to work with, as her  London accent echoed around the hushed Vogue House corridors.

RIP Corinne.

I found this iconic issue of The Face from July 1990 in the attic, along with the Depp & Kylie covers I posted last week. The cover and topless image are reproduced constantly, but I don’t recall seeing the others recently, so thought I’d scan them for your edification.

Kate Moss was fifteen when she shot the story, styled by Melanie Ward, which launched her career. The photographs were taken on Camber Sands in England, a traditional seaside resort, and were astonishing for their raw, verité feel; an antidote to the glossy Vogue supermodels. The images were seen by Fabien Baron, and Moss’s relationship with Calvin Klein began. It’s difficult to over emphasise how influential this story was at the time.

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