Stephanie Pfriender Stylander: The Untamed Eye

Stephanie Pfriender Stylander:
The Untamed Eye

Book signing at Staley-Wise Gallery, New York
September 12th from 6-8pm

From the book’s press release:
Through her intimacy with her subjects and sweeping cinematic vision, Stephanie Pfriender Stylander has created unforgettable images over the last 25 years, all shot on film, for such leading magazines as Harper’s Bazaar Uomo, French Glamour, Interview, British GQ, and including portraits of icons such as Keith Richards, Nicole Kidman, Lenny Kravitz, Heath Ledger, and Kate Moss, who graces the cover of the photographer’s first monograph.

The Untamed Eye (MW Editions, September 2018) introduces you to Pfriender Stylander’s world of gritty realism, inspired by Italian Neorealism, the French New Wave, and John Cassavetes films. Exquisitely designed by Takaaki Matsumoto, the book brings together over 130 of Pfriender Stylander’s evocative and sensual fashion and celebrity photographs from 1990 to 2006 that feature models and actors who embody the photographer’s unbridled cinematic vision.

In her artist statement she writes: “Curious as a young girl, I started photographing people; I had a need to know who they were. I was also drawn to fashion which introduced me to designers who worked with a signature style and the interpretation of metaphor. My photography is atmospheric, cinematic, emotional, dark in mood, and beauty is fueled by character. These are the ingredients that make up my visual vocabulary.”

Patrick Lewis