3 Honorable Mentions from IPA!

November 26, 2012

Below is a press release from IPA. It is a dream to me to be recognized by IPA!! 2 awards are for my Key Party shoot for Treats Magazine, and another for my portraits of Diora Baird.

2012 International Photography Awards Announces Winners of the Competition

Stephanie Vovas was awarded in the International Photography Awards Competition. International Photography Awards (IPA) has announced the winners of 2012’s competition.
Stephanie Vovas 
was Awarded: Honorable Mention in Fine Art – Portrait category for the winning entry“The Key Party” , Honorable Mention in Editorial – Other category for the winning entry “The Key Party” , Honorable Mention in Fine Art – Portrait category for the winning entry“Portraits of Diora Baird.”

The 2012 International Photography Awards received nearly 18,000 submissions from 104 countries across the globe. IPA is a sister-effort of the Lucie Foundation, where the top three winners are announced at the annual Lucie Awards gala ceremony. The Foundation’s mission is to honor master photographers, to discover new and emerging talent and to promote the appreciation of photography. Since 2003, IPA has had the privilege and opportunity to acknowledge and recognize contemporary photographer’s accomplishments in this specialized and highly visible competition. Visit www.photoawards.com


Treats Magazine Layout Preview!

April 17, 2012

Here is a preview of my layout in Treats! Issue #3. My concept was based on a scene from the movie The Ice Storm. It is an incredible movie about suburban adults in Connecticut in the 1970’s. I did my own version of the key-party scene, where the married couples switch partners according to whose keys they pull out of a bowl. A totally  disturbing and fascinating  social situation that I wanted to explore visually. And Treats! magazine gave me the go-ahead to do it! I wanted it to be a west coast version, and more lighthearted and sexy than the movie but still show the range of emotions that occur, as well as take it much farther along into the scenario.  The issue is out today at Book Soup!

Rooms Art Uncovered Magazine!

March 26, 2012

Hi all! British art magazine Rooms did a feature on my photography, and it includes my first interview ever. Rooms is super smart and cool, and I am so honored to be in it! It is in both print and digital. You can download the issue from their site: http://www.roomsmagazine.com/ or find it on newsstands in London, New York, and LA coming soon.  My favorite girl Diora is on the cover, yes we made the cover! It was a great pleasure working with the inspiring Eva Pelaez, the editorial director, and Ana Afonso, the talented creative director. And a big thanks also to Nathan Kelly, the writer of my piece who was very patient and funny while I tried to answer his questions. I hope I can go meet these great people in London some day soon! Thank you Rooms!

I also want to thank my team: Courtenay Brandt http://www.courtenaybrandt.com/ for styling the cover, Stephen Bowman for doing the makeup, and Sean Mikel for doing hair. XO!

Treats magazine preview!

March 25, 2012

I did a shoot for Treats magazine! Issue number 3, it should be out any day now! I am in love with this magazine! A preview of one of my  pix can be seen on their site alongside an interview with Diora Baird! See:  http://treatsmagazine.com/articles/model-talk-diora-baird/  More coming soon!

Show extended through this weekend and open for DTLA Art Walk Thursday too…

December 6, 2011

The L.A. Times review of my photo show!

November 28, 2011

Click here!

There is still time to see it if you haven’t already.  🙂


This is what I’ve been working on… :)

October 31, 2011

Hi All,

I have a solo show opening November 5th at Edgar Varela Fine Arts in Downtown LA!

There will be new photos of  the beautiful Diora Baird. (I am obsessed with photographing her and am working on a book of her.)

There will be photos of Kodi Kitchen, Gillian Jacobs, and some other really groovy people  too 🙂

I hope you can come to the opening to celebrate with me.

The show will be up until December 3rd, come have a look, have a drink, maybe buy a photo! No matter what I’ll be honored you came and saw.

Here is the Facebook invite to RSVP!

PDN Faces Contest Winner

July 16, 2011

PDN has announced the winners of its 2011 Faces portrait competition in their August 2011 issue. And I am in it! Two of my pix of Gillian Jacobs are on page 55.  Being next to such awesome photographers in the magazine is an honor. And a huge thank you to the judges: Jade-Snow Moy Joachim, The New York Times; Manuela Oprea, assistant photo editor at Bloomberg Markets magazine; Zana Woods, senior photo editor of Wired; and photo marketing and portfolio consultant Neil Binkley.


PX3 Winner!

June 18, 2011

Wow. I am so happy and honored to announce I won a bronze in PX3, Prix De LA Photographie Paris! My photo of Diora Baird won. Woot!!

I also had 2 official selections!  My Desi Lydic photo, and my book proposal of my Polaroid work, called Pictureland. Thank you to all the jurors!!

Troian Bellisario Outtakes

June 10, 2011

I’ve been meaning to put these pix up for a long time! These are some of my faves from the Troian Bellisario (Pretty Little Liars actress) shoot done for marktbeauty.com last October. She was awesome to work with! Click here to see some more photos on my website.

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