Corinne Day’s Book
A new book and exhibition showcasing Corinne Day’s earlier
work has been presented at the Gimpels Fils Gallery in London.
May The Circle Remain Unbroken was curated and compiled by
the photographer’s husband, film-maker Mark Szaszy.
“It’s very important for me to maintain Corinne’s legacy together
with her friends,” Szaszy told us. “I am very proud of Corinne for so
many reasons, the most visible here being her beautiful work.”
The book was developed from the last exhibition about Day’s
work, Heaven Is Real, and looks at Day’s portfolio from 1987
until 1996 – when her subjects were her friends, often shot at the
flat that she shared with Szaszy in Soho. It is an homage to Day’s
pioneering and hugely influential way of taking pictures, and
each image reflects her honest, documentary-style approach to
photography.”I loved the experimental free spirit in this period
of Corinne’s work,” said Szaszy. “She loved to experiment. Choosing
from such a rich variety of Corinne’s photographs from this period
wasn’t easy for me. I hope that people maybe learn from the book
and exhibition not to take some things too seriously, especially
fashion.”He and Day met on a train in Tokyo in 1985 and remained
a couple up until she died in 2010.”Over a sea of black-haired
Japanese people, I saw a saw a blond lighthouse and she saw me,”
recalled Szaszy of the first time they met.