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These atmospheric and cinematic fashion photos embody the spirit of the 1990s
the washington post
Nov 9, 2018
By Kenneth Dickerman
Photo Editor

A new book just published in September showcases the gritty and moody fashion photography of Stephanie Pfriender Stylander. The book, “The Untamed Eye,” (MW Editions, 2018) includes black-and-white images of some of the most iconic people in fashion and entertainment, including Kate Moss, Heath Ledger, and Keith Richards.

Pfriender Stylander began her photography career in the early 1990s after earning a bachelor of fine arts degree from the School of Visual Arts in New York. Not long after earning the degree, she became an assistant to legendary photographer Art Kane. Her career blossomed after she moved to Milan and Paris, where she cultivated a reputation for creating evocative images. Over the past 25 years Pfriender Stylander has worked for many of the leading fashion magazines, including Harper’s Bazaar Uomo, French Glamour, Interview, and British GQ. Pfriender Stylander’s “The Untamed Eye” brings together more than 100 of her images that, collectively, embody the spirit of the 1990s.

On working as a photographer during the ’90s, Pfriender Stylander wrote: “We were all on the road, there was a fantastic restlessness, we were young and in need of expression. The great fashion and creative directors let you roam, they gave you twenty pages to express your vision — it was a complete creative playground where we could be rebellious, and the word compromise was not spoken, not even thought about.”

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The fashion photography of Stephanie Pfriender Stylander

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