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Jan 17, 2016

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About Me

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I started my career working in marketing and advertising management with degrees in marketing, communications and psychology. Experience included supervising model selection and photo shoots for large multinational television and magazine campaigns.

Later as a consultant in the consumer magazine industry I worked with sport, fitness and lifestyle titles. I worked with Australian Penthouse at the height of its success in the 1990's then contributed to the development of the successful Australian sports magazine Inside Sport.

A project working with Australia's swimming publication took me into journalism and professional photography, where I have been accredited at Olympic and World Championships level. I have also ventured into portrait, fashion and art photography.

I love working with the composition of nature and the human body, light and shadows - preferably a natural look, light makeup, style focused, black & white preference, portraits, fashion, swim/beachwear and occasionally art nude. Disgraced British cult photographer David Hamilton was an early influence on my style but Australian photographer Peter Coulson is also an influence. I have much experience in creative design and as a stylist from my years in magazines and importing swimwear. 

I am based on the Tweed Coast 15 minutes from the Queensland border. I have set up a beach side home / studio but I will continue to travel in Australia and overseas regularly.

My standard rate for a non-commercial shoot in and around my studio is a very reasonable A$125/ph, minimum two hours shooting inclusive of producing the best retouched images from the shoot. I will consider TPF is the model and concept interests me and particularly to help kick-start promising new talent. 
Note this rate is for personal/portfolio work NOT commercial work, ask for a quote.

Please contact me here or follow my Instagram account where I am most active: @sharpfocuspics  You will see my most recent location.

I do my own editing so do NOT accept friend requests from Retouchers and  I see no reason to "collect" friends so please only those that have had some written contact and we are likely to collaborated together. Thanks for reading.

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"Had an amazing time shooting and getting to know Steve! His style of interacting with me as a model was very professional and personal at the same time! He gave me some really good advise and we talked and laughed a lot! Thank you so much for this special opportunity! The pictures came out truly amazing due to his good eye on aesthetic and experience!" Read less

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"Thanks a lot for this great shooting!! Pics is amazing) really love to work with u) and I hope next our shooting will be in Australia soon ;))))" Read less

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"So glad I was able to work with Steve, very professional and gives very good directions. He knows how to create a good atmosphere between photographer and model and knows how to bring the personality of the model in each photo. And very satisfied with the results! Z" Read less

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"I really enjoyed working with Steve. In the lead up, he was well communicative. During the shoot he was easygoing, efficient, fun to work with and professional. We got great shots from the get go (looking at the back of the camera). I would be more than happy to work with Steve again and recommend him to others." Read less

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"I was privileged to be able to work with Stephan in my hometown of Bendigo, we achieved some great images that have significantly helped my social media and modelling experience. I would recommend him to anyone that is wanting expand their portfolio. I look forward to working again! Thanks Stephan!" Read less

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"A pleasure working with Stephen - excellent pre-shoot communication, a professional who knows what he is doing, and also just very personable and great company to be around. An all round enjoyable shoot experience, highly recommended :)" Read less

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"Stephen is an absolute pleasure to work with, during the photo shoots he was and made me feel relaxed and talked with me throughout the shoot, he gives great feedback and produces amazing images as well as very interesting conversations, would 110% recommend him and would love to work with him more in the near future." Read less

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"Steve is an incredible man and photographer! He's extremely organised and professional, his joyful attitude and open mind make for a fun and entertaining shoot. Highly reccomend and look forward to future shoots!" Read less

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"A wonderful person and a very talented photographer who I hope to work with again in the future! " Read less

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"Thank you Stephen so much.It was great shoot,nice pics and cool location!! Cant wait to be back :)" Read less

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"I first met Steve while working at a Peter Coulson workshop we exchanged info and later worked together during my visit to Sydney. He is not only an experienced photographer, but an all around super friendly and interesting guy. Would definitely recommend working with him!" Read less

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