Stephanie Dubin is an artist and photographer living and working in Buffalo, New York. She is also known as “artiswhy”, a moniker and attitude inspired by an Ani Difranco poem. While working in web and graphic design, she realized the one thing missing from her workflow was the ability to use her own photography. After a few years studying the exposure triangle and experimenting with a Nikon DSLR, she fell in love with the art of photography and knew that’s where she wanted to focus her creative energy and expression.
After submitting an image to the Vision Art Awards in 2013, Stephanie received an award of artistic excellence from Janne Sirén, the director of The Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo. That recognition gave her the confidence to continue pursuing photography as a passion and business.
Stephanie is inspired by the elements of design in her everyday surroundings. Her admiration of color, space, and form has given her a keen eye for effective composition. In some of her work, Stephanie uses Photoshop to add elements of surrealism in her fine art photographs. She considers her images to be creative, colorful, and playful; a reflection of her inner self.
In addition to my photography, I also provide graphic design and web design services. My goal is to provide high quality, creative visual content for your brand, business, or self. I specialize in working with clients who view photography and design as an investment rather than an expense, it’s a small but important distinction. I love working with other artists, musicians, and small businesses. I’m available for hire (projects, collaborations, commissions) or if you just want to say hi, let’s get in touch.
Notable Articles and Mentions
Buffalo in Black and White by Stephanie Dubin
19 IDEAS – November 21, 2016
8 Amazing Buffalo Instagram Accounts You Didn’t Know Existed
Step Out Buffalo – March 24, 2016
Art is What, Art is Who, Art is Why
Rise Collaborative – April 30, 2015
2017, 19 IDEAS, Buffalo, NY, Buffalo in Black and White
2014, Glow Gallery, Buffalo, NY, Have Another Look
2016, Project 308 Gallery, North Tonawanda, NY, Her City
2015, Prism, Buffalo, NY, Spectra: Works by WNY’S LGBTQ Arts Community
2015, Glow Gallery, Buffalo, NY, Chroma LGBTQ Art Exhibition
2015, CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, NY, Member’s Exhibition
2014, Glow Gallery, Buffalo, NY, Chroma LGBTQ Art Exhibition
2014, Artsphere Studio & Gallery, Buffalo, NY, Motion
2013, 464 Gallery, Buffalo, NY, Vision Art Awards
2012, Space @244, Buffalo, NY
Awards and Honors
2015, Oseroff Memorial Purchase Prize Finalist, CEPA Gallery
2013, Janne Sirén Award for Artistic Excellence, Vision Art Awards, 464 Gallery
The Public, Cover art, (September 9, 2015)
The Public, Centerfold spread, (June 3, 2015)
The Public, Cover art, (December 3, 2014)
The Allentowner, 2014