Stephen Gilbert was born to do this. You can tell.

It's like the shivers you might have gotten watching Kendrick Lamar on the Grammy Awards that one year. Breathlessly transfixed, you knew something extraordinary was happening. You knew people worldwide were being moved. You knew history was being written. Well that's what it's like when Stephen gets behind the camera. Suddenly the everyday, the ordinary, the run-of-the mill been there, done that spirit of human beings is lifted to a whole new place where they said only nosebleeds and dreams could take us. Well they spoke too soon. Yes, It happens, and IT...is a great time! When was the last time you felt listened to, appreciated, and celebrated, JUST BECAUSE YOU ARE YOU? Those who have been around Stephen can say that it happened at least then...

There are two truly great moments for me as a photographer: The shockwave that runs through my body when I see 'the' shot and the a-ha, when what I saw becomes a print.

My background? Born in Hawaii, raised in Philly, moved to Seattle, NYC, Portland, and Nashville at one time or another, with stops to Barcelona, Stockholm, Paris, Palermo, Tokyo and the Pacific Coast of Mexico.

Other highlights? Being the first staff photographer in Nordstrom history! Being 24 ft. from the stage at Live Aid (1985) Becoming a father 9 years ago. Life is beautiful, and, come to think of it, so are you. Hold it right there...