Emerging Southern Photographer:
Sophie Lvoff—New Orleans, Louisiana
Sophie Lvoff’s project Hell’s Bells/Sulfur/Honey focuses on the landscape of New Orleans, Louisiana. She shows us a town that seems to be full of the sort of colors and life that we imagine when we conjure an image of the Big Easy. Many of these photographs depict the streets and avenues of New Orleans. But, Sophie intentionally leaves out the people that normally populate these thoroughfares. The familiar characters from novels, films, and TV shows that fill our imagination are nowhere to be seen. The true subject of this work seems to be the colors and heavy air that hangs over everything in this city surrounded by so much water.
Bio: Sophie T Lvoff is a photographer living and working in New Orleans. She was born in New York and grew up in the Northeast but was always trying to move to the South, until one day she picked New Orleans and moved without having been there before. Exhibitions of her photographs have been shown in galleries and museums in the United States, Europe, and Africa, and she is a member of Good Children Gallery, a collective gallery in New Orleans. She is an MFA candidate in Studio Arts at Tulane University. You can see more of her work on her website.