self portraits

Sophie Zelmani

sweden, 2003
this photo is the cover of the latest record by sophie. we shot this at the end of the day near her home, a bit south of stockholm. it was one of those amazingly beautiful autumn sunsets and we were surrounded by thousands of yellow leaves with the winter starting the next day. sophie and me work very low-key; it is just the two of us walking or driving around looking for a nice place to take some photographs and we found this little bit of woodland as we were keen to catch the last rays of the sun that day and stopped the car and took some photos for about 5 minutes at most as the sun was going down very fast. i really wanted to have a colour photo on the sleeve and managed to persuade sophie who was set on b/w initially.

© anton corbijn