Stephen Bennett bought his first 35mm still camera in 1973. Soon a string of prize winning exhibition prints inspired him to take photography seriously, and his fishing and camping photos began to sell consistently to magazines within three years. The rest as they say is history and Stephen's work has been published in many magazines and books in Australia and overseas including the USA, Germany and South Africa.
Stephen has embraced many styles, genres and subject matter over the last thirty five or so years, but his speciality has always been in natural history and wildlife, and outdoor recreation stock photography.
Stephen's interest in film and video also began early on, (back when 16mm and super 8 were the norm) and his work has appeared in Australian television news and documentary programs over many years. He embraced HD when it first became available, and has made several successful short films, but as some form of camera is his constant companion, stock clips are the natural way to go.
He has also worked in recording studios and as a live sound engineer but really enjoys "wild" sound gathering with an arsenel of microphones and recording equipment.
He has also extensive experience on the other side of the microphone, as a musician, musical arranger, composer and voice over artist.
Stephen now lives on the Central Coast of New South Wales, with The Lady Marian, and his ever faithful Golden Retriever, Bodhi.