The Alty for newcomer of the year goes to…
My interview with Sophie Butcher was a big deal for me. I actually got to interview her just before her Alt Girl feature for FRONT in issue 161 was released. I saw it as a bit of a coup if I’m honest, as I was first drawn to Sophie after her appearance on the FRONT website. I had no idea she had graduated to a full feature in the magazine, but I could totally understand why it had happened. Sophie’s pictures had a myriad of qualities that endeared her to the audience. Speaking personally, I saw a girl that didn’t take herself too seriously, and enjoyed being in front of the camera. Her work on the shoot with Scarlett studios harked back to what FRONT was all about when I first became a fan. It was this issue and FRONT’s decision to include a woman like Sophie Butcher that reaffirmed my faith in the magazine. It was such a classic FRONT spread, and I don’t mean that in any negative way. Though the spirit and character of the shoot was nostalgic, Sophie’s look and decisions in front of the lens kept it fresh and unique.
I must admit, that my waxing lyrical about Sophie and her qualities is not only due to her wonderful work in the guise of model. It is also due to her overwhelming character and personality. From the moment I began working with Sophie I found her committed and enthusiastic. She wanted to make our interview the best piece she could, and put in so much effort to make it so. I will always be grateful to Sophie for taking part in my blog. I’ll also always be thankful for her continued support for my other projects away from tumblr. I look forward to working with her again in the very near future, and will always find an excuse to revisit our dynamic and try to include her in as many projects as I can. She’s an incredibly creative and bubbly person, whose flair and ideas are being channelled through her advancing tattooing career. I’ve seen some quite recent work she has posted, and it’s clear to see her skills reach far beyond the modelling realm. I hope 2012 is a remarkable year for Sophie. She’ll always have a collaborator in me as long as she needs one. I hope FRONT revisit Miss Butcher in upcoming issues, and I wish her all the very best as always.
I hope you’ll check out or reacquaint yourself with our original interview collaboration, and follow the lovely Sophie to learn more:
The image used in this post was originally provided by Sophie for use in our interview. An interview that’s well worth reading again.