About Jimmy StephansI'm Jimmy Stephans and this blog is where I can post news, state my opinions and tell some stories from my 30 years in and out of the pretty girl picture and website business.
The name Jimmy Stephans is a pseudonym / tradename. The legal name is Jim Grady but I thought it to be a little plain and boring for the glamour photography business. Author maybe - and there is a popular one with that name. Accountant or dentist, maybe; but for a glamour photographer, not so much.
Use of a pseudonym / stagename / tradename is very common in entertainment related businesses. Marilyn Monroe was born Norma Jeane Mortenson. American fashion designer Ralph Lauren; best known for his Polo Ralph Lauren brand, was born Ralph Rueben Lifshitz. No big deal - just a name that is easy to pronounce and remember.
I've been in the pretty girl picture business over 30 years and now consider myself semi-retired. I spend most of my days in Littleton, Colorado, USA, with plans to split time between there and the Red Hook Bay area of St. Thomas in the United States Virgin Islands as I slowly transition into full retirement over the next few years.
I no longer actively shoot new materials or work with models. Those days have passed.
Being semi-retired I'm usually in the Littleton office just a few days each week from 10:00am to 4:00pm Colorado time and you're welcome to contact me using the information on the Contact Me page. Being semi-retired I'm very flexible, often enjoying long lunches with friends, but working late into the evening. I return calls and emails as soon as possible but not always on a normal business schedule.
Other than that I'm pretty much your basic 55 year old, single, never married, margarita drinking businessman.