Sophie was born in China in the 90s and later moved to New York City. She started off her career as a fashion photographer but later made her name as a portraitist by refreshing stereotypical image of classical musicians. 

"My imagination stems from limitation and imperfections. If you have limitations when you work, like these rules or other things such as difficult location, lighting situations or subjects themselvs, then you are forced to use your imagination. I don't like perfections. For example the perfect lightings, models, equipments. I find perfection arrogant because I can do nothing about it." 

"For me, exploring infinity possibilities are much more exciting than pursuing refinement."