Stephen Foote studied photography at Plymouth College of Art. Whilst there he was heavily involved as a member of the diving team excavating the wreck of King Henry VIII's flagship, the Mary Rose. After leaving art college, he became the staff photographer at the Mary Rose Trust, in Portsmouth England.

In 1983 he started working in the Film and Television industry as a camera assistant, and in 1986 he became a cameraman - specialising in underwater filming. His work over the past 25 years has taken him to more than 50 countries around the world. He has worked in most areas of the film industry - commercials, drama, corporates, feature films, but mainly working as a documentary cameraman. He has worked on many films which have been nominated or won awards at BAFTA, RTS, Emmy and IVCA. You can click here to view some of his film work.

Although working as a Director of Photography is considered his core business, he still actively takes still images. He has had numerous pictures published, and in 2009 he embarked on new work for the Mary Rose Trust, photographing artefacts for inclusion in a book - some of these images can be seen in the Mary Rose gallery.

In his spare time he runs photography courses in Dorset England with Purbeck Light