Steph first encountered photography in the form of her mother’s film camera when she took her first family portrait, in which every person posing was only visible from the neck down. She has  since refined her technique considerably, excelling in VCE Studio Arts (Photography) in 2008, and completing the Advanced Diploma of Photography at Photography Studies College, where she majored in Commercial Photography.

After graduating, Steph was awarded the Emerging Photographer position at Blue Tree Studios, which enabled her to kickstart her career in the fashion industry. She has been working full time as a freelance and portrait photographer, with clients such as BMW and Abercrombie and Kent. Her work has been featured in numerous print and online publications, both locally and internationally. 

In 2017, Steph moved to Japan and began working for PSC as their on-the-ground Japan-Australia Education Officer. She also teaches at the renowned Ueda Yasuko College of Fashion in Osaka, and owns an ever-increasing collection of succulents.

[E] steph.e.doran@gmail.com


CLIENTS

Abercrombie & Kent
BMW Waverley
Box Magazine
Cosmopolitan HK
Cameron&James
DPI Magazine
Elegant Magazine
HAIICH 
HUF Magazine
MacDon Australia
M&Y Wedding & Event Services
Nimude Denim
Pivot Point International
Reson8 Clothing
Solstice Magazine UK
Strange Beauty Magazine US
Upper Volta
Zwift Australia
50 Lux Magazine


AWARDS

Creativity & Great Potential in Photography, Photography Studies College, 2013

Finalist, Montsalvat Nillumbik Prize, 2012.

2 x Silver Award Winner (Illustrative Category), Australian Institute of Professional Photography, 2012.

Principal's Yearly Acquisition (Art And Photography), St Helena Secondary College, 2009.

Dux of Visual Arts (Photography), St Helena Secondary College, 2008.

Art Student of the Year (Studio Arts: Photography), St Helena Secondary College, 2008.

Year 12 Excellence Award (Studio Arts, Photography), St Helena Secondary College, 2008.

EXHIBITIONS

Raw Awakening
Melbourne Pavillion, 2014.

The Gender Agenda. Queen Victoria Women's Centre, 2013.

Kodak Salon. Centre For Contemporary Photography, 2012.

AIPP APPA Awards. Melbourne Convention Centre, 2012.

Nillumbik Prize. Montsalvat, Eltham, 2012.

PSC Summer Exhibition. Photography Studies College, 2011-13.

PSC Winter Exhibition. Photography Studies College, 2010-12.

Art And Technology Exhibition. St Helena Secondary College, 2003-8.

 

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