John StemberJohn Stember was born in London and started his first photography studio at age 19. He has lived in Paris,
New York, Los Angeles and Tahiti. Most of his career was based in New York, as a successful fashion
photographer. He has photographed for every major fashion magazine in the world, including American Vogue
English Vogue, French Vogue, Italian Vogue, Harpers, Bazaar, Glamour, Marie Claire, Elle, Vanity Fair,
Cosmopolitan, Allure, Life, Photo Magazine, GQ, New York Times, LA Times plus many other journals and
magazines. He has worked with most of the ‘Fortune 500’ advertising clients. John left New York in April
2001 after a long and successful commercial career aboard his sailboat to make the 7,000 mile voyage to Tahiti French Polynesia. Following an intuitive calling to immerse himself in abundant nature. On completion of his adventurous journey he arrived in the Marquesas Islands of French Polynesia, to a wave of inspiration that led him to develop a passion for the raw beauty of primitive nature. John published his first book of photography titled ‘Te Hine Manea’ or ‘Devine Femininity’ which pays homage to the mysterious beauty of Tahitian Women and the all powerful spiritual force of ancient Tahiti called the ‘MANA’. (2004) His second book ‘Heaven Earth’ is an inspired collection of photographs based on his imagined vision of primitive woman at the dawn of time. During an idealistic vision of a time of innocence featuring the beauty of the female form and woman’s intimate relationship with the Earth. (John Stember – 2014) His third book ‘GIA’ is a book of personal photographs of the iconic supermodel ‘GIA’ Carangi from the 1980’s. GIA was portrayed by Angelina Jolie in the HBO Biopic film of the same name GIA 1998. Angelina received her first Golden Globe award for her portrayal of ‘GIA’ in the film. (John Stember – 2014) New York Foundation for the Arts.



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