Stephanie Pearl is a 25-year-old featured PurplePort photographer from Brixton, London UK. I interviewed her for purpleport.com and I would love to share her work far and wide as I think she is a very talented and creative photographer! I find her dark fantasy world fascinating and hope you do too.
Here's a short interview with the aforementioned artist:
How would you describe your work and its inspirations?
"I would describe my work as melancholic, organic and surreal. I get inspiration from songs, poetry, stories, the colors I feel with different emotions, renaissance or contemporary surreal paintings, my incredible photography peers and from nature. I'm recently particularly inspired by insects."
What do you love about being a photographer?
"The self expression is the most rewarding part for me. It really is a release of some inextricable energy. Every time I finish an image, it feels like I've ripped a leech from my skin and thrown it away. There's an old mythological tale that we have demons that whisper creative inspiration into our ears, that our creative outlets are an extension of these demons around us. By balling up my frustrations and emotions into an image and throwing it into the world, I feel like I have removed a parasite. At least until next time."
What do you look for in a model?
"The first thing that sells a model to me is enthusiasm. If they're full to the brim and more of passion then I'm game. Otherwise, I try to find creatures that challenge fashion or myself. I look for femininity, androgyny, unusualness or a shared love of aesthetic. I'm generally shooting bald women and women of color at the moment. I'm also interested in working with inspiring models with disabilities soon and am in contact with Zebedee management (if you haven't heard of them then check them out and their phenomenal models)."
If you're interested in checking out more of her stunning work you can find her here.