Stephen Stober is an established Canadian portraitist born in Montreal, Quebec (1955), and living presently in Toronto. In a career spanning over 35 years, he has photographed people from all walks of life and in many parts of the world.
His work is known for its authenticity, originality and sensitivity. He still shoots some of his subjects on film, particularly portraits and nudes, and hand-prints archivally in a traditional darkroom.
His last major solo exhibition, This Is My Body, focused on women's body image. It was cited by the art critic for The Toronto Star as "one of the most truly important and mesmerizing photographic projects to come out of this city in the past five years or more." Another solo exhibition, Hotel Tropicoco and the Cuban Revolution," focused on the idiosyncrasies of present-day life in Cuba, as seen from the interior of a Russian-era resort on the eastern shores of Havana. His most recent exhibition, Travelogue, focused on photographs he took in Japan in 2018.
In 1969, he photographed John Lennon and Yoko Ono at the bed-in staged in Montreal. He was just a teenager at the time.
He is currently working on a new photo project dealing with teenagers and technology. He remains available for portrait commissions. His work is also sold through galleries, privately to collectors and online on this website.