About Jimmy Stephans
I'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 Avon or Littleton, Colorado, USA 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. But, I do get involved in a few projects here and there in a behind the scenes way, whelping with financing or production space or equipment.
Being semi-retired I'm usually in the 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 60 year old, single, never married, margarita drinking businessman.