Stephen McNeill

Born in Canada in 1958, Stephen McNeill grew up in the small town of Oak Ridges near Toronto. Influenced by his experiences in the graphic arts and theatre, he pursued a photographic career in the early 1980s. It was during this time he met photographer and wit, Wes Hattey, who became a mentor to the fledgling photographer.

McNeill is known for his compelling black and white images of street life and the performing arts, and for his offbeat photo compositions of small objects. An accomplished darkroom specialist, he has devoted much of his time in recent years to alternative printmaking studies — a passion that has remained with him from the age of 16 when he borrowed a camera for a night school course and was given a lesson on the solarisation technique. Despite analogue photography’s diminishing landscape, he is one of the few artists today who revels in these practices. Lectures, workshops, private tutoring and writing assignments provide platforms for him to share a voice in this regard.

McNeill continues to contribute work to private collections, exhibitions, performance artists, publications, and educational and charitable institutions. He is currently working on an ambitious book project, scheduled for publication in 2022.

Stephen McNeill

Born in Canada in 1958, Stephen McNeill grew up in the small town of Oak Ridges near Toronto. Influenced by his experiences in the graphic arts and theatre, he pursued a photographic career in the early 1980s. It was during this time he met photographer and wit, Wes Hattey, who became a mentor to the fledgling photographer.

McNeill is known for his compelling black and white images of street life and the performing arts, and for his offbeat photo compositions of small objects. An accomplished darkroom specialist, he has devoted much of his time in recent years to alternative printmaking studies — a passion that has remained with him from the age of 16 when he borrowed a camera for a night school course and was given a lesson on the solarisation technique. Despite analogue photography’s diminishing landscape, he is one of the few artists today who revels in these practices. Lectures, workshops, private tutoring and writing assignments provide platforms for him to share a voice in this regard.

McNeill continues to contribute work to private collections, exhibitions, performance artists, publications, and educational and charitable institutions. He is currently working on an ambitious book project, scheduled for publication in 2022.