The return of Stephanie Weitekamp! I'm not always sure what interests photographers in their subjects but I know for me that what I see inside the person goes a long way. Part of what I love about my friend Stephanie and interests me in her as a photographic subject is the way every fiber of her being vibrates. Her flame burns bright and the way she feels is intense but it's real and genuine. When I photograph her I don't have to create prompts or ask her to be any way in particular, she simply is. That's why when she invited me over to her new place to meet her new pet snake Balthazar the Ball Python I knew I had to bring my camera long for a little mini shoot. We had a nice afternoon getting some coffee and later ice cream, checking out comic books, and catching up. I even got a chance to see a gorgeous mural she had been working on her in apartment. I didn't choose to photograph everything we did because sometimes you have to just put down the camera and exist with someone for a moment but I think the photos I did take speak for themselves. I love short poems because I can always really stop and take forever to read in to each line, each word and really reflect so please take a moment to consider each one of these photos like a haiku and reflect on the Snake Charmer.
Click the photo below for a brief window of Stephanie Weitekamp