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Sophie Barloc / Photographer

I was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina. By the age of 24 I moved to the UK and spent 3 years in London. I am currently based in the city of Amsterdam, Netherlands. 

My heart is in Analogue Photography while I try to keep a balance also with Digital Photography in the professional field. I specialize in live music photography, music documentary, and fashion photography. Open for test shots, campaigns, look books, editorials, and more. 

My photography is mainly inspired by visuals that are closely attached to real life. Whether it is in paintings, movies or other photographers, if it looks real, if it looks vivid, it motivates me to create. 

Within digital photography, I try my best to keep it real. Get rid of that plastic, manufactured look, and bring it to life. 
For me, photography must move the audience, connect them with something true, transport them or make them feel at home. It must engage them in some deep level. 

While working as a photographer I try to understand the client's needs and combine that with my own visual style in order to produce an honest and efficient end result. I will never give a blind look to either of both elements. I will keep real to myself while being versatile and adapting intelligently.  

Please find below my professional experience and don't hesitate to contact me in the case of potential collaborations. 

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During the year of 2015 I collaborated with Loud & Quiet Magazine for several printed editions, photographing the names of outstanding artists such as Hinds, Dan Deacon, Beach House, and Wand. My photographs were featured in music reviews and interview articles. 

As for the online platform of this media, my coverage of Glastonbury Festival was published including a long selection of analogue images. 

I photographed the american indie band The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, after the sound check of their show at The Garage, London, that July. The images were used for the promotion of the release of their new EP "Hell".

During festival season I was invited by Award Winning Festival Wildfire Adventure Camp, to be their official Analogue Photographer. The main concept of this festival relied on "going analogue" and leaving digital devices at home. It was a great experience, camping in the woods of Kent, and working alongside an amazing crew. 

I was official photographer during a number of editions at the Black Cat White Cat Productions parties, featuring live concerts of local bands and young Dj's in Camden Town. 

I was also involved in the underground scene of East London, photographing shows in basements, and upcoming independent bands.

The British rock band Zoo, contacted me to do a photo-shoot for their press brochure. 

Images of that session are now featured on their website and Facebook page.

During the last couple of years I was free-lance press photographer for live shows in different venues such as Shepherd's Bush Empire, O2 Academy Islington, Electrowerkz, Village Underground, The Old Blue Last, The Shacklewell Arms, The Garage and others accross the UK. Photographing musicians such as Boy & Bear, Peter Hook & The Light, Los Campesinos!, Magic Numbers, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic ZerosThe Coves, Lusts, Neon Trees, La Roux, The Wave Pictures, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, The Pastels, Eaves, Sharon Van Etten, and many others. 

During the Argentinian summer, I collaborated with artist and lead singer of April May June, Abril Cicala, in creating a road movie inspired album art for the band's debut LP. For the process we chose a 35mm Yashica and a Polaroid Land 210. While in Buenos Aires, I also collaborated with folk artist Juan de Marco, who's debut album features a photography taken by me on the album cover, and blues band John Goodblood & The Vultures.

I collaborated with Argentinian model Tamara Kindermann for a series of Fashion Editorials. The first one was set at London's National History Museum. The second one was shot at Abney Park, Stoke Newington.

In 2014 The pictures from a Sharon Van Etten show at Shepherd's Bush Empire, were featured in one of the printed editions of The Girls Are Magazine followed by a review of the live show, written by me. 

The magazine, earlier that year, also published a selection of photographs taken during a concert by Argentinian band Las Kellies, on their first European tour.

While the girls  were in London, we got together for a photoshoot, and came out with images that were later used for press purposes. 

I met photographer Dean Chalkley and began an Assistant Internship, helping him during the production of his exhibition alongside fashion stylist Harris Elliott at Somerset House "The Return of the Rudeboy". I also worked with him at his office, scanning negatives and helping on pre-productions for upcoming projects, and also assisted him on photo-shoots.

I had the privilege of being able to witness his creative process and take advice from the best.

Dean is an inspiring figure to me and a great friend, who helped me grow personally and professionally. 

I spent most of 2013 travelling and choosing a city to settle down. I stayed in London and started working as a free-lance music photographer alongside other full-time jobs. My first official gig was Wheatus at Goldsmith University. 

Fashion Stylist Vale Simantob and I created Little Wing Producciones in Buenos Aires. We worked on a Campaign for independent brand Eggo Indumentaria and also created promotional images for Kongo Board, the first transparent longboard design in South America. Photos from this production were published by NTLC Magazine (Arg.).

During 2011 and 2012 I studied Studio Lighting for Photography and Fashion Photography at Espacio Buenos Aires, in Argentina. I discovered my own voice and my ability to find a balance between the expected results and staying real to my style. During that journey of finding myself in my work I produced a Fashion Portfolio that reflects versatility.  Experimenting with different processes, using digital and analogue cameras, and editing the images to reach the desired results.

I grew fond of Analogue Photography after spending a period without my digital equipment. I discovered this was where my path expanded and I found my voice. At that moment I was working as a free-lance music photographer, shooting bands such as The Tensixties, Superextra, Abril & The Blackbirds, also participating in several exhibitions in the city of Buenos Aires. I also colaborated for the first time with artist, Abril Cicala, who I returned to photograph many times in the future.

In 2010 I collaborated with Argentinian fashion stylist Vale Simantob, and Colombian photographer Juan Pablo Franco in creating a Fashion Portfolio. I was involved in the pre-production process alongside with Vale. We were in charge of the themes, art direction, locations and model selection, while Vale would do the styling and eventually, Juan Pablo and I would be behind the camera. We worked within a consistent team, respecting and complementing our roles. 

Together we also created the look-book for fashion brand Moda-Inda

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