Sophia Karoline Aamand Uddin: Exhibiting at the London Photo Show for the first time

With just over five weeks left until the London Photo Show 2018 opens it’s doors to the public, we caught up with Sophia Karoline Aamand Uddin, a photography student and first time exhibitor with the show.

Sophia shares with us her passion, photography blooper moments and the story behind the photos she will be exhibiting with us at the Bargehouse Gallery, 23 to 29 October.

What’s the first photo you remember taking?

The first photo I remember taking is a picture of the Eiffel Tower. My parents got me my first camera for Christmas when I was 13 years old, I remember wanting to wait to take the first photo with my new camera because it had to be special. And soon after I went to Paris on holiday and the Eiffel Tower it was.

What made you realise you have a passion for photography?

I think I realized I had a passion for photography when I saw which emotions and thoughts one single photo can bring to a person. Photography captures moments that are otherwise forgotten. I think that is the beauty of photography and that is why I fell in love with it.

If you could photograph anyone or anything who / what would it be and how would you do it?

I absolutely love sharks. I am so fascinated by them so it would probably be a shark 😀

What’s the worst thing that’s ever happened in your photography life?

The worst thing that’s ever happened in my photography life was probably this one time I took a really fancy photography course and one hour into the course I ran out of battery. I did not have an extra and I was so embarrassed that I was so unprepared that I pretended to take pictures for 30 min. It was was very embarrassing.

If you could only have three pieces of kit, what would they be?

Tripod, extra flash and my 50 mm. F/1.8 lens

What’s the story behind the photos you’re showing this year?

My idea was originally to take a mother daughter portrait series to show the physical similarities between me and my mother. As it came along I became more interested in the invisible bond between us and the bonds that we share with the people in our lives. So that was my thoughts behind these photos.

What’s the most extreme thing you’ve done to get an image?

I think the most extreme thing I have ever done to get an image, was when I walked onto a very busy motorway to get a photo. I am definitely not gonna try that again.

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