Legendary fashion photographer Corinne Day has died, following a long battle with brain cancer.
The hugely influential photographer is often credited with spearheading the ‘heroin chic’ style of grungy, low-fi fashion photography in the early 1990s, following her cover shot of a 16 year old Kate Moss for Vogue in 1993. Day’s photography was controversial at the time for her use of make up-free, un-posed models – a stark contrast to the high-glamour look of the late 80s - which ushered in a new era in fashion photography. Her work has been seen in pretty much every major international fashion magazine as well as in galleries including the National Portrait Gallery, Tate Modern and the Whitney Museum in New York.
Editor of British Vogue Alexandra Shulman paid tribute to Day, saying ‘Corinne was a photographer of huge talent and integrity. Her work for British Vogue was entirely original and will always be remembered. She could capture raw beauty like few others.’
According to Day's website, ‘she passed away on Friday 27th August at 4pm peacefully at home, after a long illness’, She was 45.