Self portrait diptych, 1972

Self portrait diptych, 1972

Stephen Stober is an established Canadian portrait photographer born in Montreal, Quebec (1955), now 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, at the age of 14, he dreamed he photographed John Lennon and Yoko Ono at their Montreal bed-in. Some say it really did happen.

Steve is currently available for portrait commissions. His work is also sold through galleries and privately to collectors through the store on this website.