Sophie Hemels is a 24-year-old self-taught photographer based in Amsterdam/Berlin, formerly known under her pseudonym Francis Morris Morrison. After graduating from the Dutch National Ballet Academy in 2012 she decided to find a life. She explored outskirts of the world to seek adventure, accompanied with her dad’s old camera. Ever since 2013 she’s been shooting artists, cool kids and everything that moves on a skate or surfboard with her duct-taped Nikon Fm2.
Sophie shoots a world she would like to live in, creating colorful, sunny images where grungy kids rule and the fun never ends. Finding her models on the street or on Instagram, she has a unique way of portraying youth in a energetic way, making sure you see their lust for life and giving the feeling she is shooting her friends.
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