Sophie was born in China in 1992 and moved to New York City at the age of 19. She started off her career as a fashion photographer but later she made her name in the US as a portraitist of shooting classical musicians by using dramatic lighting and electric colors. 

"I learned most by just taking pictures; a lot of pictures. I don't have any formal qualifications, just the school of life. I've made plenty of mistakes, but it's often from your mistakes that you learn the most. Being a photographer is like being an athlete or musician. You must practice every day."