Corinne Day
[Photographer, b. 1962, Ealing, West London, d. 2010, Denham, England.]

 Photography is getting as close as you can to real life, showing us things we don’t normally see. These are people’s most intimate moments, and sometimes intimacy is sad. 
 [My brain tumor] was like a bungee jump into hell, like falling and falling forever. It was terrifying, I gave Mark my camera, and told him, “Photograph everything.” 
 I must be [an artist]. My pictures are in an art gallery. 
 I always thought [my models] looked best when they were sitting in their pajamas smoking pot and getting pissed on a bottle of wine. So that’s what I documented. I liked the girls looking how they were naturally… 
 The ‘grunge look’, as my style was called, simply showed girls as they really are, without make-up, styled hair, flattering light. 
 It’s all about freedom, really—and being proud of the holes in your jumper. 
 The best thing I did for fashion was bringing it down to earth, bringing a documentary quality to it. 
 When a relationship forms between the subject and the photographer, a natural interaction takes place making the images more intimate. 
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