Artist Information

Stefan May

Stefan May, who was born in Germany in 1962, took up his passion for photography after studying medicine. His first contact with the medium was in the photo lab of the Munich Dermatological Clinic under Prof. Dr. Braun-Falco, where he documented skin diseases with a Leica and a circular flash unit for the archive. The self-taught photographer was later a fashion photography assistant in Sydney for various fashion and beauty photographers. Ever since he made the decision to devote himself exclusively to photography, he has been working in the international sphere for well-known magazines and major advertising clients. His works, presented in an exclusive online archive, continue to feature people / celebrities and beauty / body subjects.
More than anything, Stefan May came to fame with his sensual black and white photographs, first published by teNeues in 2002: Couples, Photographs by Stefan May. In 2003, the followup Men, Photographs by Stefan May, was published, and in 2004 Women, Photographs by Stefan May. The two volumes Men and Women were published again in a smaller format in 2008. His latest volume called Stefan May, Women Only was published by teNeues in 2009 and contains a collection of black and white photographs as well as colored photographs.
Another one of Stefan May’s specialties is photographic series on big cities all over the world, such as Paris, Berlin and New York, which he publishes under his pseudonym Lance Lensfield. In these works he shows the viewer his very personal view of the cities as he discovered them on many trips with his camera. The first photo-volume from this area of his work was also published by teNeues in 2002: New York. Photographs by Lance Lensfield, a portrait of the city showing both lively scenes of people and unusual perspectives of architectural structures.