Stephen loves photographing people, and is a full time professionally qualified Photographer and video operater. From his Surry Hills studio, shoots portraits and commercial work. Low profile to big productions Stephen is versatile and actively listens and adapts to the needs of the customer, with over 300 Snappr shoots to his name and having shot professionally in 47 countries he combines experience with intimate technical prowess. My joy is to find ways to make each shoot extraordinary. Be it people and events documentary. WWC clearance, I have shot in parliament, Prime Ministeres, celebrities and for internationally corporate industrial companies. Dependable adaptable and professional.
Nikon D850 | Nikon D810 | Nikon D800E | Konica Hexar
Nikon 16mm f/2.8 | Nikon 16-35mm f/4 | Sigma Art 20mm F1.4 | Nikon 24f1.4 | Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 | Sigma 35mm f/1.4 | Sigma 50mm f/1.4 | Nikon 85mm f/1.4 | Nikon 85mm f/3.5 | Nikon 24mm f/3.5 | Nikon 45mm f/2.8 | Nikon 105mm F1.4 | Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 | Nikon 200-400mm f/4 | Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 | Sigma 135 f1.8 | Rode Filmaker kit | Rode NGT4+ | Rode Filmaker Kit | Miller Fluid head+Tripod
For me photography is all about people , and making images they love. That moment of spark when you look at something in a new way. Values that are imperative to me are integrity, authenticity, a sense of humour and finding the beauty in a situation. Photography facilitates, my curiosity, and this is what I love about it as a profession, shooting overseas jobs can be just as fascinating as family shoot, you never know who you will meet. Exploring techniques and photographing people in a complementary and striking way is what keeps me interested in shooting. The next one will be the best image! I like to make the cameras, facilitate my vision, and move responsively to make the best of the situation.
People shoots are my favourite as they keep my skills and mind engaged, every shoot is different and I like to capture character and use light to bring out people's best. Sometimes the best shots come out of the a challenging situation, such as rain at a wedding and I like to turn this around to add drama and impact to images. Recently I shot a job for a family who was going to loose a loved one, whilst that was upsetting as he is an elite member of society, the family cherished the images as a strong memory of their loved one. Other times I shoot portraits weddings and events and people are overjoyed, often confiding at the end of the shoot that they were so nervous, but it was good experience. I find photography rewarding in this way to make people happy and genuinely improve their self esteem.
My Awards are more client based, such as flagship images for international campaigns for NGO agencies that yielded over a Million dollars, directly changing the lives of people in Outer Mongolia, Cambodia, Jamaica, Peru, and Rwanda. Making emotionally evocative, images that have ethical authenticity is of great value to me. That is the same for work conducted locally.
Clients often ask why I wear knee pads until they see me in action.