Stephen Foote studied photography at Plymouth College of Art. Whilst there he became heavily involved as a member of the diving team excavating the wreck of King Henry VIII’s flagship, the Mary Rose where he subsequently became the staff photographer.
In 1983 he started his career in the Film and Television industry as a camera assistant, becoming a cameraman in 1986 – specialising in underwater filming. Since then his work has taken him to more than 50 countries around the world – war zones, deserts, rain forests, deep ocean, deep freeze. He has worked in most areas of the film industry – commercials, drama, corporates, feature films, but mainly working as a documentary cameraman. He has worked on many films which have been nominated or won awards at BAFTA, RTS, Emmy and IVCA. You can click here to view some of his film work.
Although working as a Director of Photography is considered his core business, he still actively takes still images. He has had numerous pictures published, and in 2009 he embarked on new work for the Mary Rose Trust, photographing artefacts for the new Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth – some of these images can be seen in the Mary Rose gallery.
In his spare time he runs, cycles and enjoys cooking!