I am passionate about photographing people
bringing out the best of their personality and beauty in photographs
My name is Miranda Stevens, I live in the Netherlands with my husband, daughter and dog named Bae.
Photography is my passion, my greatest motivation. It's the reason I do what I do every day.
In collaboration with FANN, I started a photo project @fanntastic.portraits about autism in women in the spring of 2021.
Autism is often invisible; the appearance is apparently (still) a yardstick for many to judge whether someone could have autism. As soon as you don't fit into that picture, you might not be heard or seen for a very long time.
My goal for this photo project is to create more knowledge, understanding and visibility about autism in women. The perception of autism often does not correspond to reality.
I’ve already been able to photograph more than 70 women and girls with autism. This website will be continuously updated with new portraits and personal stories of women and girls with autism.
Born on April Fool's Day
I met my husband while I was in high school
Becoming a mother is the best thing that ever happened to me
I'm an animal lover
My dog's name is Bae
I'm a total morning person, I like getting up early
I like long showers
I can get overwhelmed easily
The best advice I ever received was to be true to myself
I always pay attention to gut feeling
I'm fascinated by human behavior
I joined the navy when I was seventeen and sailed all over the world
The most beautiful place I've ever been is St. Thomas
I've visited 26 countries
After that I was a prisonguard for 22 years
Besides that I had my own photography business for 8 years
I’ve learned that making a living is not the same thing as
making a life
I really, really, really want to visit New York someday
I love tattoos
My favorite food is sushi
I have a sneaker addiction
My favorite color is black
I have always been a visual thinker and a keen observer
My passion is photography and graphic design
My dad was a photographer
As a kid I spent most of my days in his development room
I rarely take photos of myself
I also have a passion for interior
I can spend countless hours organizing things so that it looks like the way I want
I love scandinavian design
My interior is minimalistic
I do what I love to do and I do it obsessively
Sometimes people think I'm joking when I'm not
I'm very clumsy, I often bump into furniture or drop things
I've had surgery five times
I'm terrible at remembering faces
But I can recognise a person by the way they walk, sit, or hold their head
Some people have called me naive, but I believe in humanity
I like honest compliments but I don't like to be in a spotlight
I usually give people more chances than they deserve. But once I'm done, I'm done
I’ve learned that every single person has a unique story
I admire people with good writing skills
I am good with numbers and math (I get this from my dad)
I don't like hidden agendas
Sometimes words are not enough and that's why we have
I think details matter
I don't really get bored or lonely when I am on my own
I don't like smalltalk
Rather JOMO vs FOMO
Sometimes I think I was born on the wrong planet
My favorite thing to say is "make it make sense"
I can listen to one song on repeat... for hours
One of my favorite series is Once Upon a Time
I spend far too much money on lenses and cameras
I think photography is cheaper than therapy
More to come....