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.