In a famous and intimate New Jersey theater, Stephanie at the age of 14 first went under a spell as she watched photographers work with this small little black machine dressed in numbers. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from The School of Visual Arts and a Associate of Science Degree from Endicott College graduating with honors in photography from both institutions. Stephanie then went on to assist the legendary photographer Art Kane in New York.
In the early 1990s Stephanie lived in Europe building her career in Milan and Paris in the fashion and entertainment industries. Her evocative style was recognized through her cinematic vision and her intimate portraits. Stephanie's editorial clients ranged from French Glamour, British GQ, Italian Harper's Bazaar, Vanity Fair, Esquire and Interview. Her iconic portraits of Kate Moss, Nicole Kidman, Heath Ledger, Joaquin Phoenix, Aretha Franklin and Keith Richards, name a few of the many great talents she has photographed.
Stephanie has now turned to the discipline of fine art photography. In the project ''Roar of Silence', the ambiguous shrouded figure acts as a symbolic representation of the psychic occurrences that transpire between the universal us. Associations and fantasies, symbols and technique create a collision of roaring clarity and fleeing thought, leaving imprints of a distilled metaphoric language. From the beginning of her career another interest of study has been psychology, she furthered her education in a 5 year program at The Center for Modern Psychoanalysis, in New York.
Stephanie has received numerous honors including awards from The Lucie Foundation 2016, International Photography Awards 2016, Communication Arts, Graphis, and American Photography, as well as being included in group shows at Frieze New York, Photo Shanghai, Spazio e Ansaldo Milan, The Morrison Hotel Galleries, along with The International Center of Photography. Stephanie has contributed to philanthropic causes throughout her career for AIDS and spearheaded a fundraiser for 'Breakthrough', a human rights organization in India. She is represented for her fashion and entertainment photographs by the Staley-Wise Gallery and Morrison Hotel Gallery, New York. Stephanie lives in Lower Manhattan.
LUCIE FOUNDATION 2016 International Photography Award, Fine Art . "Roar of Silence"
AESTHETICA Magazine Interview. "Representations of the Self"
DODHO Magazine. "Roar of Silence"
L'Oeil de la Photographie. "Reservoir, In Between, Without End"