My photography — architectural vistas
and details, cinematic and erotic self-portraiture, and beyond —
continues a journey I began as a literary-historical scholar: an
exploration of the relationship between the physical structures we
build, the culture we weave, and the selves we construct within
the physical and cultural spaces through which we move. At times
this exploration takes on the cloak of the documentary; at others
it masks itself in the entirely fictive but still recognizably
photographic, seeking the fictive construct within the real. In
locating and tracing the shape of moments of sublimity, both
large-scale and intimate, intended and unintended, I seek to
illuminate the equivalent possibilities of the conscious
construction of self — of a personal sublime — and of an erotics
of the built world.
Or at least to make you look up.
Stephanie Fysh is a freelance book editor with a PhD-induced penchant for theory supplemented by photography courses and workshops at Sheridan College and elsewhere. She lives in downtown Toronto, Canada, with her husband and three children.