Stephanie Williams Photography: Since enrolling in an Advanced Photography class at UCLA, I’ve been thinking a lot about photography, again. I’ve taken pictures before, thinking about technical procedures, but now I’m trying to work around art and why my photos are considered art. So far this has led me to Stephanie Williams, who has photographed for Anthropologie. Her work has interested me because I work at an Anthropologie. I know it’s a bizarre concept, but I’ve enjoyed my time working there even though they only sell women’s clothing. I remember at my interview, they asked me what it is that I can provide to the company and I said that I’ll be the one who provides the male perspective in women’s fashion. I’ve always been aware of male fashion, especially upon entering college, but I’ve never really thought about women’s clothes until I’ve worked at Anthro. Now, I’m using my experiences from Anthro to drive my current photo project. I want to take portraits of someone modeling Antho clothes and place them in a setting where I, as a male, see fit. Where Stephanie Williams is inspired by love and life, and “anything having to do with timeless romance, nature, peeling paint and texture, worn color, fashion and editorial magazines, images by Rodney Smith, breathtaking cinematic shots and period films, traveling and exploring new places, and pretty much anything you find in an Anthropologie store”, I want to mimic her images through my own inspirations and my perspective.
I just realized that Stephanie Williams is not a photographer for Anthropologie, but she is inspired by the company.