Stine first fell in love with photography in 1987. A year later she found herself in the Caribbean, sailing from island to island for 3 months with a camara slung over her shoulder. During the trip she discovered just how much she loved telling stories through her camera: “I felt I had a purpose. Photography became my passion.”
To turn the passion into a profession, she did a 5-year internship which ended in 1992. She then went to New York and for 3 years assisted the best of the best: Annie Leibovitz, Richard Avedon, Mary Ellen Mark and Irving Penn. Having taken in all the artistic, technical and creative skills she could learn, she returned to Denmark and set up her own studio.