Stephen Tilley is a professional advertising and fashion photographer, he has a studio in Ponsonby Auckland and brings over 20 years experience of technical lighting skills to a broad range of clients, including some of the worlds leading brands. Powerful character driven portraits are the hallmark of Stephen Tilley’s work equally, comfortable in the studio as on location he creates images that are engaging, capturing the essence of the personality in every portrait.
His career began in London’s east end and rode on the creative boom that the area was experiencing towards the end of the '90s. This led to shooting two consecutive London Fashion week seasons including major headline designers. Stephen shot engaging portraits of the culture at LFW reaching further than the traditional catwalk images he found deeper personal moments that exposed the isolation and beauty of many of the worlds leading models. These images of LFW combined with portraits shot in the golden triangle inspired an exhibition upon his return to New Zealand, in 2001.
It was in New Zealand that Stephen Tilley built a career that has taken him to many parts of the world from the Middle East to America and seen his talents sought after by many of the worlds leading publications building the career of many of the countries leading models along the way.
Along with his partner Caroline Brown he operates from a multi purpose studio in Auckland Ponsonby and recently diversified into video production and content creation.