Ecole nationale supérieure Louis-Lumière: Sophie Scher
In 2006, Sophie Scher graduated from the École Supérieure d’Art de Lorraine, having specialized in what she calls “Poetic urban instants.” Coming from a family of artists—her parents are both graphic designers and her sister is an architect—Sophie was exposed early to the wonders of the imagination, and a sensitivity to images developed naturally.
As a child, she would blink her eyes like shutters to capture “pretty moments.” She still does sometimes. “I’d like to have cameras for eyes.” When she was 12 years old, her father bought her a camera and she began to take pictures. “I would write stories to tell about the things in life.” During her three years of art school, she dabbled in photography, video, painting, children’s books and posters, winning the Prix Mercuria for her work “Making a Substantial Difference” and first prize in a contest organized by Arjo Wiggins.
Sophie then specialized in photography at the Ecole nationale supérieure Louis-Lumière.
“The opportunities and connections at the ENS were a great help. You can tell that the school is well equipped.” The interdisciplinary structure of the school allowed her to collaborate with sound engineers. “Given the potential, I regret that there weren’t more opportunities to collaborate.”
You can read the complete article by Wilfrid Estève on the French version of La Lettre.