stephanie severance
We Yearned For Yesterday Until We Remembered Today

This series is based on nostalgia and the longing for something old or what once was.  It’s also a look at contradiction.  The women look fierce, but yet stare blankly at an unseen presence.  Vintage surroundings touch on a simpler life but the photo is still tinged with a gritty modern twist.  They pose beautifully, not really knowing what they’re doing, but yet shamelessly powering through to the next level. They seem to say there is no going back, only forward but also beg to reminisce of “better days” and “simpler times”.  It leaves us asking…was it really better?  Or simpler?

ABOUT STEPHANIE SEVERANCE | Stephanie is a photographer and creative director, teetering on the edge of girly femininity and moody fashion for the curious and dreamy minds. Her style captures strong sexuality while blending in the grit of the environments that surround her.

She lives in LA and often travels to NYC for work. She grew up in Eastern Washington and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Architectural Studies from Washington State University. Both her rural upbringing and eye for design strongly influence her work. stephanieseverance.com

ART + SOCIAL IMPACT

20% of the purchase price of “ATOMIC TOWN U.S.A.” images will fund The Art Stops, a newly-created, Tri-Cities-based project, implemented by non-profit organization, Skatebuilder founder, Derek Starkey. Art Stops are mobile and condensable art stations, complete with supplies and artist “hosts” that can be activated in multiple locations and accessible by many throughout Tri-Cities and surrounding areas. Young people will have access to art supplies, instruction and can even display their art – free of charge.

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