Age: 20! Time to say goodbye to my teenage angst…
Tell us about yourself
Sadie Rose Bailey. Grew up in LA. First Banshee Baby. Shitty tattoo of a skull with a pineapple head on my arm.
So how did Projectupcoming come about?
Project Upcoming started 2 years ago when I realised there wasn’t many platforms for young artists to get their work seen and more importantly appreciated.
What content do you look for when photographers send you submissions?
We get submissions from a range of different creatives. Photographers, illustrators, designers etc. I look for work that is raw, authentic and passionate. I don’t care for the elitism that comes with producing fine tuned work. I want to highlight the beauty of imperfections.
What do you like to shoot?
I find myself mainly shooting my friends and people I end up with on nights out.
‘From what it may look like- my photography is just a bunch of kids getting drunk and fucking about. Deep down, or whatever the most cliché way to put it is, my work embodies more than’.
What would you say the main narrative behind your images are?
From what it may look like- my photography is just a bunch of kids getting drunk and fucking about. Deep down, or whatever the most cliché way to put it is, my work embodies more than. We spend so much time being angry and upset with the world, feeling like our voice and purpose has been lost, that sometimes we lose track of the highlights of life. But for that 1/250 of a second- I get to capture the pure joy, the innocence, the happiness and the care free attitude we all carry with us when in the comfort of great company. I’m able to eternalise the moments that mean the most to us.
You are woking on a new Zine based London, can you tell us a bit about it?
Yes I am! It’s a difficult work in progress. Curating my own work just opens the door for major over-thinking and excessive critiquing. London can be a difficult place at times and it wasn’t until I collected all of my London-based photos together that I realised I actually love it here. I had moved away from the sunshine and palm trees when I was 12 and thought this was a really shitty place to be. I’m also out of the country all the time, usually once a month if I can, so I never really had the time to properly appreciate how London has shaped me into the person I am.
Digital or Film?
Film forever! No question about it.
Who do you look up to in the photographic world?
Simon Barker, Mark Oblow, Glen E. Friedman, Sergej Vutuc, and my friends Yentl Touboul, Jordan Michels & Rafael Gonzalez to name a few.
Which photo in your gallery is your favourite, why is that?
Probably the one of Tom, PJ and their friend Thibault at my show ‘RIPPER’. They had flown in from Bordeaux to support me so that’s pretty cool.
Anything we can look forward to?
More zines and more shows. For sure.
Any hairy situations whilst being a photographer?
Personally, no! I’ve had some pretty questionable looks / awkward exchanges from my lab though. Luckily that’s all to change now I’m starting to develop my own film.
Out of all the projects you have worked with which has been your favourite?
I can’t choose a favourite. All the awesome projects I work with come with even cooler people behind them.
Any last words?
Print is not dead! Don’t be fooled.
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