Canadian born Director/Photographer Stewart Cohen is known for the subtle yet effective fashion in which he directs people, and for the enthusiasm and energy he brings to all assignments. His visual approach is honest, resonant, authentic and cinematic. He moves seamlessly between large-scale productions and smaller intimate ones keeping his visual acuity sharp.
To date he has won countless top industry awards, has been profiled in Communication Arts Magazine, and selected by Adweek as Photographer of the Year.
Being on the road is a normal day for Stewart and his team. His work has taken him to all seven continents including Antarctica. Agencies seek him out because of his experience working on complex, multi-location, combination motion and stills projects.
Recently Stewart completed work on Seeing Red, Extinction and Other Mysteries Surrounding the Redhead. Seeing Red was inspired by the notion that redheads are well on their way to extinction. It has been warmly received by critics and has won numerous industry awards. He is currently working on his next book which has a working title of GirlPowered.
Stewart says, “With cameras I get to explore places and meet people I’d never know. It’s the act of shooting that drives me. The more I see, the more I realize there is. I’m always out there-watching for a moment. I just want the viewer to feel what I see.”
In a world where content is consumed at the speed of light, Stewart’s work slows down the eye and create moments of true engagement.