Corinne Day's photographs were taken over the span of a decade, starting in the early nineties in London. Diary is a series of candid, astonishingly intimate portraits, a gritty autobiography of Day and her group of friends, an honest document of adolescents with all their habits, desires, fears, and hopes. The pictures are unflinchingly open and whilst being shocking they expose the complex and beautiful nature of life at that age.
Famous for her 1990 photographs of a young Kate Moss, British model turned photographer Corinne Day had come to epitomize the late-20th century "heroin chic" aesthetic to the world of fashion editorial. Corinne Day passed away in 2010 at the age of 48 from a brain tumor (the moment she was first diagnosed is documented in the book). Diary represents the sole monographic book of her images published during her lifetime.