Sophia Chew
Photography

"Untitled." Photography. by Sophia Chew.

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"Untitled." Photography. by Sophia Chew.

"Untitled." Photography. by Sophia Chew.

"Untitled." Photography. by Sophia Chew

"Untitled." Photography. by Sophia Chew.

"Untitled." Photography. by Sophia Chew.

"Untitled." Photography. by Sophia Chew.

Artist's Statement

The work of Sophia Chew can be described as the way she sees the world. Her love for visual escapism drives the narrative of her photographs and digital pieces. She takes inspiration from the things that bring her joy, belonging, and emotion. With the help of music, art, film, and photographs, she summons the skills to build off of existing works and ideas. She has a passion to highlight those who are overlooked through her main focus, self portraiture. By taking photos of herself, she is able to put someone like her directly in the spotlight; this consciously makes her subject to conversation, inspiration, and discussions on race and acceptance. Her creations are a timeline for her journey with her comfort in front of a camera as well as her journey with self love. She strives to make room for herself in settings that don’t offer space for young Asian women. Her transparent ways of interacting with her audience provide direct insight into what life is like for emerging creators alike.

Bio

Sophia Chew is a photographer based in Seattle, Washington. 

You can see more of her work on instagram: @shots_by_sophia