It’s always inspiring to photograph an artist, fashion designer or in this case world renown British jeweller Stephen Webster for the Financial Times. The London-based luxury Jewelry brand is internationally heralded for its exquisite and cutting edge designs. Some call it Rock and roll chic. The most creative people visit the Miami and Palm Beach area it’s great to talk to them about what inspires them and what draws the artists to South Florida. It’s added plus that I get to shoot some wonderful environmental portraits of them.
Stephen Webster likes to spend weekends with his family in Miami. Especially the thriving arts district of Wynwood which used to be seedy factories but now has a cool mix of galleries, shops and cafes. It was an easy choice to do the portrait shoot in Wynwood Walls that was started by Tony Goldman, who brought up buildings and got artists to paint them. Webster is inspired by the street art and artists.
Portrait of British Jewelry Designer and artisan Stephen Webster at the Wynwood Walls in the Miami Arts District.
It was fun learning about what it takes to become a world renowned Jeweler. Webster talked about some of his latest designs using new materials such as ceramics in his latest line of jewelry. We were able get private access to some of the most fascinating street art to use as backdrops. He was so laid back it was not very difficult to get a great environmental portrait.
Photographer: Jeffery Salter
Camera: Phase One XF IQ260
Lighting: Profoto B-1