As I’ve worked on The Fox Is Black over the past 4 to 5 months, an aspect I’ve been very mindful of is the overall feeling of the visuals. How there are certain styles and aesthetics that best showcase my current taste. In many ways, how a series of stories can connect tonally or loosely through subject manner. And it’s when I discover folks like Stephanie Stamatis, an art director who specializes in still life and food photography, I feel like I’ve come across someone who sees the world similarly to me.
“Drawing inspiration from nostalgia, Stephanie lends her signature aesthetic and love of objet and food to editorial and commercial clients – unfurling the medium to a reverence of the daily, poetic and surreal.”
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When you view her work, you can see she has this clear vision of how she sees the world, and as you dig deeper, how her style evolves as she grows as a person. The way she’s able to work with a series of photographer to collaborate on this vision is so inspiring. An aspect of the images that I particularly love is the elements of imperfection. Her world’s feel lived in and well-loved, which gives them such a humanizing touch.