Stacey is a proud West Philly native. She loves to travel, workout, create, and picnic in the park. Photography has been an interest of hers for years now and she's excited to take this hobby more seriously.
Who is behind the Gray Lens?
How did you get into photography? I had an interest in travel photography for years now. I used to live in Spain and so, I traveled A LOT around Europe taking pictures on my iPhone4/5. I wanted a “real” camera but couldn’t bring myself to pay for one/didn't have the extra funds at the time. Fast forward 4 years, my sweet man gifted me a Canon Rebel T6! I’ve been learning my camera and trying not to buy up all the equipment in the store.
What inspires your work? Other (black) photographers and black culture inspires me. Being rather new photography, I'm constantly finding new work from other that challenges me to create (brainstorm) concepts for my projects.
Favorite places you have traveled: Mmm this hard lol I really enjoyed New Orleans. Granada is my favorite city in Spain. I loved Santorini and, Amsterdam was pretty funky/alternative.
If you are not snapping photos what else are you doing? Hanging with Justin, family, and friends. I’m a high school Spanish teacher so during the school year a lot of my time goes towards that. I’m, also, probably eating something or making plans to go for a run or laying in the park.
Favorite Quotes or Sayings: “Remember when you prayed for what you have now?”
Favorite Music Artists: I’m a big Kid Cudi fan. I like Drake, Brent Faiyaz, Miguel, Megan Thee Stallion, and that’s just what I could think of off the top of my head. I’m an avid concert-goer and big on festivals. This pandemic has me going through several withdrawals.
Favorite Food: No such thing for me.
How is shooting with you? It's a fun experience! If you're not used to being in front of the camera, I'm here to help you feel comfortable and talk you through poses as I shoot. We'll laugh, dance, and probably be besties once it's over lol Justin, my boyfriend, will most likely be flying the drone to get awesome behind the scenes footage. It'll be a great day - you'll leave feeling refreshed and confident!