Better Day

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Published August 30, 2010

INTERVIEW, JANUARY 1993. PHOTO BY CORINNE DAY

 

The history of portrait photography is a story between artist and muse. And no story took the 1990s like that of Kate Moss and ex-model and photographer Corinne Day, who passed away this weekend, of complications related to her longstanding struggle with a brain tumor.

The self-taught photographer shot to fame in 1990 with an eight-page spread in The Face featuring Moss. Three years later, they’d notably reunite for 1993 cover of British Vogue, with an image that became so indelible that the duo re-interpreted it for Interview in March 1995 (pictured, left). The images caused controversy for glamorizing the then-underage Moss’s waifish figure. Later Moss, along with other models and artists, would again play a significant role in Day’s life, when she launched “Save the Day,” a charity that sold prints to fund treatment for the photographer.