Self portraits, 1972

Self portraits, 1972

Steve Stober is an established portraitist born in Montreal and living presently in Toronto.   In a career spanning over 30 years, he has photographed people from all walks of life in many parts of the world.

Steve Stober's work is known for its authenticity, originality and sensitivity.  He still shoots some of his studio subjects on film, particularly portraits and nudes, and hand-prints archivally in a traditional wet darkroom.

His last major exhibition in 2008, 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."  A more recent solo exhibition in 2013, 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. 

In 1969, he photographed John Lennon and Yoko Ono at the bed-in, staged in Montreal. He was just 14 years old at the time. A limited edition of photographs from the session is just now being made available for purchase by collectors.

He is currently available for portrait commissions in Toronto, public speaking engagements and teaching opportunities.  His work is also sold through galleries and privately to collectors.