Stephen currently lives in Los Angeles, where he now works on personal projects and directing videos and short films.
Born and raised in Seoul, South Korea, Stephen Stickler moved with his family to northern California during the mid-1970s. The music of the era was influential as he took up photography, eventually leading to a career that combined his love for both. Stephen served as photo and fashion editor for Raygun, which allowed him access to bands and concerts. Soon he won assignments from prominent magazines like Spin, Rolling Stone and Entertainment Weekly. Major record labels hired him to shoot album covers. He expanded into celebrity portraiture and advertising photography. Stephen has shot numerous magazine and album covers.