Stephen Baird is a self-taught photographer/artist who started taking photographs for a local community newspaper in the early 80s.
He gained an Honours Degree in Art History with the Open University to give a theoretical understanding of art, artists and his own practice.
Stephen’s main projects concentrate on typologies and have been influenced by the architectural studies of the Bechers, the darkness of Bill Brandt, and also by the use of colour in the seventies by William Eggleston.
His most recent project was Prayers of Steel, a look at the psychogeography of The Angel of the North as described through ‘found’ photographs on social media.
There are several ongoing projects, most based around the themes of boundaries, imposed or natural and also how people mark and impose their presence on the natural world.
With a return to photography after a long pause, Stephen is working on consolidating his projects, entering competitions, uploading works to Flickr and Redbubble, and getting out to make more works.
He will also be working on bodies of work to get into galleries in the near future.