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.”
Pfriender Stylander also says her path to becoming a photographer began when, at age 14, she went to a concert and became enamored not only of the music but of the photographers working the show. In an artist’s statement, Pfriender Stylander said, “Curious as a young girl I started photographing people; I had a need to know who they were. I was also drawn to fashion which introduced me to designers who worked with a signature style and the interpretation of metaphor. My photography is atmospheric, cinematic, emotional, dark in mood, and beauty is fueled by character. These are the ingredients that make up my visual vocabulary.”
Pfriender Stylander and her husband live in New York. To see more of her work, you can visit her website.
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