While Stephen's primary focus as a professional photographer is on bespoke sessions photographing children and families, occasionally he takes on a larger (and equally challenging!) project.
During autumn term 2015 he undertook a significant project for one of the UK's finest boarding prep schools: Cothill House, near Abingdon in Oxfordshire.
Cothill ls one of the last few remaining boys full-boarding prep schools. It upholds traditions dating back to 1870 -- but more importantly it is an exciting, energetic school where "boys can be boys" while also delivering excellent academic, sporting and cultural achievements.
It was a great pleasure - and indeed a significant challenge - to record the astonishing variety and depth of a day at Cothill. The staff are incredibly committed and the boys simply love life there.
In working with his clients Stephen is particularly interested in relationships and expressions - and at this school there are plenty of beautiful moments as the boys engage in their studies and play.
Many of these photographs could be fine portraits, enlarged and framed in their own right; but as a collection this will make a wonderful way for the boys to remember their school days.
You can see more from this project on its special website, cothillportraits.co.uk .