We were greatly saddened to hear (via magCulture) of the death of Corinne Day whose 1990 cover shot of Kate Moss for The Face ushered in a new era of photography
The July 1990 cover (above) not only launched the career of Day’s friend Moss, who was then just 16 years old, but also led to a new wave of pared-down, so-called ‘grungey’ fashion photography that the tabloids, following a Vogue shoot in 1993 again starring Moss, soon dubbed ‘heroin chic’.
The Vogue images were certainly controversial, but they sprang from Day’s willingness to form lasting, deep relationships with her subjects that resulted in very powerful, very personal photographs.
According to Day’s website, “she passed away on Friday 27th August at 4pm peacefully at home, after a long illness”, which we believe to have been brain cancer. She was 45.
Friends wishing to attend the funeral on Friday September 3 in Buckinghamshire, are asked to contact Sarah@sarahmurraycasting.com.