After a lapse of nearly two decades, Stephen has returned to what caught the attention of nature lovers and the wider public during the 1970's - insect flight. Why, because recently, he has improved his techniques to produce such stunning quality that he felt that he had no option but to return to his original project.!
This has been achieved by a combination of refinements including transferring from 35mm to a medium format Phase One digital back, and by eliminating all traces of image blur through a faster flash speed of 1/60,000 second! Equally important, he has further honed his set-ups to capture the 'essence' of their habitat.
Here are some examples, but the extraordinary quality of the images is only made visible in huge prints.
MicroMagic at Montier Festival
The exhibition of flying insects at Montier was a huge success, with around 50,000 visitors visiting the festival over the four days.
All Stephen's prints have now been returned to England, many of which, together with some of his classic images will be on view in Stephen's new gallery, Cob Lane Gallery in Ardingly. This will normally be open on Wednesdays between 10am-3pm. Viewing at other times is available by special arrangement.
Cob Lane Gallery
Holly Farm, Cob Lane, Ardingly, Sussex RH17 6ST
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A London exhibition is being planned later.