Chicago-based photographer, Stephanie Book
specializes in creative storytelling. In her nearly a decade of work, Stephanie
always strives to maintain an experimental approach, consistently coming back
to people and culture – whether conceptual artistic series or documentary in
nature - in exploration of the exceptionalities and commonalities of human
"I am inspired to photograph a good many
subjects, and endeavor never to be pigeon-holed with what I do. I believe
strongly that subject, thematic and stylistic exploration is essential.
Maintaining this variety keeps me inspired, passionate, and always on my toes.
Making little distinction between work and play, I am always doing both in the
pursuit of creativity, regardless of medium, subject or activity. The creative
process should be fun and engender community. That type of energy and openness
is what yields great work. That type of liveliness is what fuses work and
Bequeathed her first set of camera equipment
from an uncle while still in her teens, in her exploration to find its
significance, Stephanie realized a love of creation and fascination with light.
With a foundation in art, she always approaches photography as an artist and
extends those philosophies into all areas of her personal and professional
work. As technology accelerates, she feels this perspective ensures that the
images produced remain as visually compelling as they are accurately executed.
Stephanie’s began her career as
photojournalist and writer at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and the Dallas
Fort-Worth Star. Her fine art and personal work has been published on the cover
of Photographer's Forum Magazine, and inside various other anthologies and
publications. She has exhibited in solo art shows, group exhibitions, and
auctions in Chicago, Milwaukee and Dallas. In addition to photography,
Stephanie will make her documentary debut as cinematographer and
co-director/producer on the film "Lion
in the Street." She is also a member of the
American Child Photographers Charity Guild(ACPCG).