Sophie Photographe is, as you have already guessed, a French photographer, based in Paris. We probably wouldn’t have noticed her, if she hadn’t taken the term “Urban Safari” a notch (or even two) up.
Since 2010, Sophie sticks her animal portraits in the urban landscape of Paris, to create intriguing situations. Of course, she thoroughly prepares each installation, before she hits the button. The animal must find its correct place in space, be it a neighbourhood, a street… Be it a walking elephant, an owl on a cable, or a giraffe coming out of the door… Yes, the images are perfectly integrated into the detail of the urban environment. And, yes, they manage to transform even the most usual sight into an extraordinary caption, and all nature’s beasts into urban warriors or even heroes.