Stephen has in recent years built up a highly successful photography business and won many awards. His working life started in a quite different career. Since he has achieved an honours degree in Design & Photography and an Associateship with the British Institute of Professional Photographers.
For twenty years Stephen Drury travelled the world as personnel assistant and stage manager to various artists in the music industry. However, with the growing dislike for living out of a suitcase, Stephen decided to pursue his love of photography by enrolling on a National Diploma in photography at Harrogate School of Art.
After two years at Harrogate, Stephen continued his journey in education by gaining a place at the renowned Blackpool College, a bastion of photographic education. He studied for a HND and BA(Hons) Degree in Design and Photography. For his degree, Stephen specialised in creating fine art black and white photographs. Taking most of his inspiration from paintings rather than other photographers, and observing how various artists have handled light and composition through the ages, Stephen was inspired to build up a strong body of work. This gained him not only his degree, but also earned him an Associateship with the British Institute of Professional Photographers.
Since then Stephen has settled back in his home town of York, where his photography business has gone from strength the strength. Since leaving college in '97 Stephen has won seven International Gold Awards, and been named the BIPP Yorkshire Architectural Photographer of the year. His pictures have also helped him achieve Yorkshire Industrial Photographer of the year for breathtaking images which possess a timeless quality.
Stephen is holding workshops, as well as giving talks and lectures about his work and what inspires his photography. He will soon be establishing a gallery in Albermarle Rd, York, from where he will be selling his work.
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