Stephanie Diani is a New York-based photographer who makes portraits of people for a cool group of discerning editors, art buyers and creative directors, both on location and in her 1000-square foot, Flatiron District, gorgeous daylight studio nicknamed Ripcord. Her work has appeared in Vanity Fair, Harper's Bazaar, The Hollywood Reporter, the New York Times, The Sunday Times Magazine/UK and GQ.
She is self-taught and still gets giddy about a great shoot. She has scuba dived in Fiji and Belize, zip-lined in Hawaii, jumped out of an airplane, earned a black belt in Korean karate, graduated summa cum laude with a degree in classical archaeology, taken trapeze, fencing, Latin, Spanish, French and Italian, bumped into Mr. T in Whole Foods, and been swept off her feet by Fabio, and more recently, Lieutenant General Walter Piatt (see photo).
She picks groovy Spotify playlists, believes photoshoots should be fun, and is damn good with wardrobe clips.