After graduating from California State University with a degree in Fine Arts, Stephanie Slama studied photography with Elle magazine art director Peter Knappthe at the Paris Ecole Supérieure d’Arts Graphiques / Penninghen.
She then worked as a production assistant at Art Partner for Mario Testino and Carine Roitfeld. After being an assistant at Condé Nast for Glamour U.S, she became an Art Director at Pennel for Guerlain, L’Oréal.
She is currently working as a professional photographer and art director creating advertising, catalogue, editorial, celebrity portraiture, and other published works for many brands. She is represented in Paris by the Photo12 agency of Valerie Anne Giscard d’Estaing and in London by Millennium. She has photographed numerous French celebrities such as Bérénice Bejo, Antoine de Caunes, Cécile Cassel, Francis Huster, Elsa Zylberstein, Nikos Aliagas, Isabelle Adjani, Jean-Hughes Anglade, Judith Godrèche, and many more.
Her style is often described as « very American » with strong use of color and texture, and unexpected surprises in a darker, edgier sepia. Her fine tuned eye as a graphic designer carries over to her photographic compositions, and humour can be found throughout.
With the aim of better photographing actors, she recently studied with “Actor’s Studio” co-founder Lee Strasberg’s son John Strasberg, then with F.A.C.T. founder Sarah Eigerman and also with Italian actor Giovanni Savoia at Insieme Carpe Diem. She became enthralled with the craft of acting itself and has been working regularly as a professional actor in a number of French film and television productions.
Photo of a landscapeBlack and white art photography of Beverly Hills at night, realized by Stéphanie Slama.Fine art print :Format : 50x60 cmEdition : 3/30 Photo of a landscapeBlack and...