While studying for a degree in photography Stephen discovered that he was not as driven artistically by reportage and documentary photography, he stumbled on the concept of Photo fiction and Photo fact, quickly realised that his passion lay in the domain of Photo fiction. This was ultimately driven by his love of fantasy books.
Stephen now has a passion to recreate fantasy in art using photography and digital art, this was fuelled during his studies when he cam across the three photographers that would inspire him most for their work and the way they handled the subject matter in quite different ways.
The first was Brooke Shaden, the second was Kirsty Mitchell and the third was Derek Gallon. These three practitioners helped to fire Stephen’s passion for the fantastical and continue to provide inspiration to drive forward.
In 2017 Stephen founded Elevated Imaging so that he could pursue photography commercially he had a purpose-built studio constructed which aids with his commercial interests as well as his fine art photography. For many years Stephen has had a deep interest in studio lighting and the photography of people and this set of skills spills over into both sides of his life.
This website is intended to showcase Stephens on going work in the field of fine art and is intended to drive him to keep making art and displaying it. He hopes you enjoy what you find here.