Based in North Carolina, Sterling E. Stevens Design Photo has worked closely with local, regional, and national clients on locations between East and West Coasts, providing professional photography services for the architecture and building industry, real-estate market, hospitality industry, and individuals. Formally trained in architecture, Sterling combines his artistic eye, architectural knowledge, and environmental awareness to create unique and dynamic portraitures of designed and built projects, as well as people within the surrounding context of natural and urban habitats.
As a curious, obnoxious young child, Sterling's mother gave him a 35mm toy camera that mimicked the look of a professional camera, including a hot shoe and detachable flash. Sterling thought it looked really cool and made him appear like a bona fide photographer. He eventually earned a Bachelor of Environmental Design from Texas A&M University, where he enrolled in a black and white film photography course. After a semester of struggling with a 35mm Pentax, ruining countless rolls of film in the darkroom, and experiencing gross failure in shielding dust from prints, Sterling wisely decided to stick with architecture. While working towards a Master of Architecture degree from North Carolina State University, Sterling picked up a point and shoot digital camera to help complete university assignments. Something clicked and one event led to the next as he developed into a self taught photographer and emerging fine artist. Two years later, Sterling's photographic art began to be displayed and awarded in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia as well as featured in several print publications as both photographer and author.