Stephen is a photographer specialising in antiquities, collectables and precious objects.

With more than 30 years as a still life photographer, he brings a wealth of experience gained from commissions that have sent him all over the world.

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I have been a still life photographer specialising in the world of antiquities and collectables for over 30 years, working for private collectors, museums, galleries and auction houses.

My career has spanned both film and digital photography, during which I have gained a wealth of experience and expertise in both studio and location assignments.

In the early days, I was commissioned by some of the best London auction houses – Spinks, Sotheby’s, Baldwins – to photograph collections of objets d’art for their catalogues. This proved to be a rich seam of work that led to projects with private collectors and organisa­tions and resulted in the publication of a number of exquisite books. The high point was being commissioned to originate all photography for the Treasures of Islam exhibition at the Musee d’Art, Geneva as well as the accompanying exhibition book. Photography of historic Islamic art and coinage became my calling card and opened many doors to major banks and institutions throughout the Middle East.

In parallel with working in the fine art market, I have forged a successful business as a commercial still life photographer, working for top London advertising agencies and design groups. Much of my work has focused on the luxury goods market from watches to super yachts, fragrances to cars. This industry requires artistic flair as well as craftsman-like precision and I like to think that I bring this combination to my work with antiquities.

Over the last decade, my passion for photographing precious objects has seen me build good working relationships with numerous collectors, dealers and businesses. My recent work for Kallos Gallery in Mayfair is a case in point. A stunning commercial gallery, set up by Baron Lorne Thyssen-Bornemisza and specialising in artworks from ancient Greece. I have worked closely with the whole team on all aspects of visual origination to create a wealth of fantastic imagery. This type of working relationship and trust is hugely important to me.

This website showcases a range of sculpture, ceramics, coins, jewellery and fine art. In life, these rare and beautiful objects speak for themselves and my challenge is to amplify the intrinsic qualities of each piece, allowing them to be seen at their very best.

If you have an item or collection you wish to have photographed, please email or call me.

From a ’60s VW Beetle through vintage leather suitcases past marble statues to ancient gold coins; for more than 25 years Steve has habitually delivered outstanding images for my clients. Key to studio photography is lighting and Steve’s delicate approach mixed with a borderline obsessive attention to detail leads to some stunning results. I look forward to the next 25 years!

Piers RutterfordPartnerPiers & Dominic

I have enjoyed a trusted working relationship with Stephen for over 25 years on numerous coin projects. His creative contribution on some recent publications showcasing Islamic coinage has been outstanding. I would highly recommend him.

André De ClermontProfessional Numismatist

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