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Dark Wonderland Photography by Stephanie Pearl

Dark Wonderland Photography by Stephanie Pearl

By Penelope Purple | Interviews| 23rd September 2019, 13:15 | 5 loves | 5 comments | 3 min read


Today we are sharing our interview with 25-year-old Stephanie Pearl, a Featured PurplePort Photographer from Brixton, London UK. We interviewed Stephanie previously for PurplePort's Facebook page, she was actually the first person ever to be interviewed in our ongoing featured member articles.

We would love to share her work with you all again here on our Blog as she's a very talented and creative young artist, and we'd hate for you to miss out! We find her dark fantasy world fascinating and hope you do too...

 

How would you describe your work and it's inspirations?

“I would describe my work as melancholic, organic and surreal. I get inspiration from songs, poetry, stories, the colours 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 colour 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).”

 

How has PurplePort helped you?

“Purpleport has helped me build my confidence in bringing together large teams for photographic collaboration. It has also helped me to get on the other side of the camera, which I feel helps my photography in the long run as I understand the limits of the human body more.”

 

A big thank you to Stephanie Pearl for taking the time to answer our questions! We hope you enjoyed them, let us know with a love or a comment in the comment section below!

Find more of her work here... PurplePort, Facebook, Instagram.

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Comments

Lawless Zero said...

Great work as a photographer and I also love Stephanie’s modelling. Not too far away so perhaps we shall collaborate at some point :)

Capture 77 said...

Love Stephanie's work, she is hugely talented and produces some really amazing imagery!

IrisFerret said...

Inspiring work and words. Your feelings about ripping leeches from your skin really resonates with me.

Valeimages said...

@irisferretphotography check this out

Valeimages said...

Awesome work