Sophie and I have shot together many times. She is one of the hardest working models I know. Sophie can look completely different from picture to picture, sometimes there’s a glamorous 1980s Cindy Crawford, sometimes a 2000s Angelina Jolie pout and yet other times an athletic 2010s Doutzen Kroes.

My favourite pictures of Sophie are often the stripped back, real selfies she puts on Instagram. It’s what I had in mind for this shoot - simple and natural. I wasn’t worried about slow shutter speeds, making the most of some blur and gentle film grain. As always, I love messy hair.

Hello. I'm Darren Shaw, a software developer at Net-A-Porter, which I've occasionally written about.

I also play at being a portrait photographer - but it's just a hobby. I love the photographs of Boo George, Norman Jean Roy, Steven Meisel and especially Peter Lindbergh. I've also written about why I like their pictures. I sometimes do test shoots, so if you're interested in working together please get in touch.

Darren, June 2022.