As a child, I used to pretend to be a pirate. Although I never commanded a ship, Captain Dad ensured that we traveled the world. Constantly moving to new lands has taught me to be flexible and quickly adjust to new traditions and customs.


Sure, this can explain why I like the comforts of control, which is probably why I enjoy working in a studio or shooting empty spaces. Yet, there is a sense of excitement when I step into the world and have to be responsive and quickly adapt as new situations present themselves. The thrill of manipulating light in a studio, or the buzz of never truly knowing what will happen in the wild, are the main reasons I became a photographer.


As I shoot, my goal is to show the beauty, elegance, strength and energy of each person. Whether they are a trained model or not, I strive to highlight aspects of who they are and the environment they interact with.


As any great pirate knows, there is strength in community and collaboration. I am currently based in Dubai, but willing to set sail and work on projects abroad. 

If you would like to work together or simply say hello, please feel free to get in with contact me:

Tel // 050 466 0417

Email // stephen.godenzie@gmail.com

Currently based in:

Dubai, U.A.E.

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