Stephen studied Fine Art at Goldsmith's College, and became interested in photography there. Professional photography has been his main occupation, but in recent years he has made a return to drawing and painting, and studied printmaking. Stephen now divides his time between these different ways of working. He joined Greenwich Printmakers in 2010, having produced a series of prints of the Thames at Greenwich. He also works in Norfolk, and often makes trips to the Kent coast and the Thames estuary.