Stephanie Pfriender Stylander earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the School of Visual Arts in New York and a Associate of Science Degree from Endicott College in Massachusetts graduating with honors in photography from both institutions, she then went on to assist the legendary photographer Art Kane. Pfriender Stylander began her career in Milan and Paris as a fashion and celebrity portrait photographer, her noted evocative style became widely recognized through her cinematic vision, gritty realism and her intimate portraiture. Her editorial clients ranged from Vanity Fair, Vogue's, GQ, Harper’s Bazaar Uomo, and Interview among others, to her iconic portraits of the world’s most famous actors and musicians of the twenty first century.
Pfriender Stylander’s photographs have been included in exhibitions at Festival International de la Photo de Mode, Art Basel Miami, Paris Photo, Photo Shanghai, and private collections. She has won numerous awards from the Lucie Foundation, American Photography, Communication Arts and Graphis. She is represented by the Staley-Wise Gallery in New York, the MHG Gallery in New York and Los Angeles and La Galerie De L' Instant in Paris.
The Untamed Eye, a book of fashion and celebrity portraits will be published by MW Editions in early September 2018. The lavish photo book, features Pfriender Stylander’s cinematic-style work for such magazines as Italian Harper’s Bazaar, British GQ, French Glamour, and Interview from 1992-2005, includes images of Nicole Kidman, Keith Richards, Heath Ledger, and more. Kate Moss graces the cover. The book is designed by Matsumoto Design and will be distributed in the U.S. by D.A.P. and in Europe by Idea Books.