photographer | filmmaker | daydreamer

Hello, my name is Stéphanie and I live in Birmingham in the UK. I like cats, tea, cherry blossom season, northern Poland and south-west France, punk-rock & post-hardcore shows, spring & summer, climbing mountains, spending time in the forest, watercolour illustration, film photography, swimming & cycling, playing violin & piano and the smell of rain on dry dusty tarmac. I dislike insincerity, driving & British winters.


I share my personal work on this blog including films, photographs, and the stories behind them. Alongside my documentary film and photography work, I make photos and films of the little moments that make up my everyday life, and I rarely leave home without my camera. I enjoy the look and feel of 35mm film, and shoot film alongside digital, mostly in the spring and summer months.

Each month I share photos and a short film filled with moments from my everyday life, as well as a post filled with my thoughts on the books, articles and links I have read that month. I also share photos from holidays and daytrips, my attempts at teaching myself to draw and paint, and the odd piece of writing here and there when I feel I have something I want to say.

Every now and then I write photography and filmmaking tutorials for beginners and improvers as my way of giving back to the online community that taught me so much when I was just getting started with photography and filmmaking myself.

The beauty of a personal blog is that it doesn’t have to follow a single theme. This blog is a bit of a jumble of different things and ideas, from my own memories to my thoughts on the world around me, but it’s filled with photos, words and experiences that I want to remember. Maybe you’ll find something interesting here, maybe not, but thank you for reading if you do.

You can get in touch with me by email at hello@stephaniegarstin.co.uk or alternatively find me over on Instagram or Flickr. Please do not lift images, videos or text from this website without my permission.