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Chicago-based photographer, Stephanie Book specializes in creative storytelling. Her photographs – whether commercial or editorial in nature – often synthesize documentary and studio photography genres. In her nearly a decade of work, Stephanie’s experience spans lifestyle, conceptual and corporate photography, though she always seeks to uncover fresh, experimental ideas to interpret concepts into strong imagery.

"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."

Stephanie is the ultimate collaborator. She believes that a positive attitude and a collaborative approach combined with careful preparation yields great work. And her personality is just like her work: easy and fun, yet still sophisticated.

"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 play."

An experienced traveler and lover of cultural array, you’re as likely to find her fly-fishing as you are at the symphony. A chronic perfectionist, and confessed adrenaline junkie, she often finds it hard to sit still, but finds peace as much in the creative process as the hypnotic spell of a campfire.

In addition to photography, Stephanie will make her documentary debut as cinematographer and co-producer/director on the film "Lion in the Street." She is also a member of the American Child Photographers Charity Guild(ACPCG).