WHERE YOU FROM & LIVE NOW:I am from Paris, France now I live in Melbourne/Australia
WHAT YOU DO: I am a fashion, music, advertising photographer. I am doing video and currating exhibitions in Paris and Melbourne.
WHAT’S YOUR ATTITUDE: French proverb Tout vient à point à qui sait attendre. All things come to those who can wait.Good things take time!
HOW DID IT START?
I started photography and video when I was 14. I grew up and went to school in Cannes to study cinema. At the age of 18 I moved to Paris and discover a big city that I fell in love with. I started a black and white documentary project. I went every Monday night to a gay nightclub call le Queen to shoot some Drag queens. At school I experimented with a lot of techniques in the darkroom. After my school I decided to be an assistant in a big studio in Paris call Daylight Studio, It gave me the space to think about what I was going to be as a photographer? After my experience as an assistant I started to be a model and signed with Ford model Europe. This gave me the opportunity to travel and start to shoot my model friends…and make my folio, and very quickly I started to work for editorial, music and advertising.
ARTISTIC vs COMMERCIAL?
When I started I had the idea that I could keep my photography completely creative and just do exactly what I want. The reality was very different. Each job gave me the experience to push the creative part further and develop my own style. I learnt how to deal with the commercial and try to keep it artistic and fun.
TELL US ABOUT THE PEOPLE AROUND YOU AND HOW THIS INSPIRES YOU?
I meet a lot of different people all artist in their own way. My husband Phil is a musician and of course a lot of our friends are musicians, photographer, editing… I love to exchange and share ideas with them and having a lot of projects!!
WHAT IS YOUR GENERATION?
The last generation of analogue.
WHAT WOULD YOU DO TO SHAKE UP YOUR GENERATION?
You should watched my DVD inside my Book ‘Minnuit’ and you will understand www.stephaniebaily.com.au
WHAT HAS BEEN MOST INFLUENTIAL TO YOU & YOUR GENERATION?
Technology, since the late 70s when I was born things have changed so much! I think some of the changes have been good, but some not so good.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR LATEST WORK?
It’s not my latest work but my favourite for the last year, it was for Puma and I shot some real teenagers in a commission building it was for me what I like to do the most! A good mix between reality and the fashion.
WHAT IS YOUR WEAPON OF CHOICE FOR YOUR PASSION? My Polaroid and my digital camera plus honesty!!
ANY EXHIBITIONS THAT WE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT?
Not yet, I am writing my new project. Coming soon …
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE DESIGNER/ PHOTOGRAPHER/ FILM MAKER?
/Guy Bourdin, Lee Miller/Wim Wenders,
SHOW US SOMETHING YOU LIKE ON YOUTUBE?
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE GADGET YOU WOULD RECOMMEND EVERYONE TO GET?
I don’t have modern gadgets but everyone should have a polaroid!
TELL US ABOUT THE SCENE IN YOUR CITY?
I am still discovering it. I am pretty new in Melbourne; it’s a lot of good spot!
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE THINGS TO DO IN YOUR CITY? Riding
SHAKING YOUR CITY?
Meet the good and right people to create the energies to make great art with love and passion.
CAN YOU RECOMMEND A COOL SPOT TO EAT?
French Creperie call le Triskel in a city and Gerald in North Carlton in Melbourne!! love both
BEST PARTY IN YOUR CITY… WHAT IS IT?
House party, gigs
The best holidays are with my beautiful husband Phil with the sun, sea, food and love!
Harbour in NSW howww BEAUTIFUL!!!
My Paris, New York, and Melbourne.
Festival Siren in NY, and All Tomorrows Party.