Stas May is an American photographer hailing from Baltimore, Maryland. Stas’ passion for photography was born on a month-long journey to India. The spontaneous purchase of a camera to document his journey there transformed into something more.
As it has for many others, India proved to be an awakening for Stas, and he returned home a photographer.
Upon his return Stas wasted no time landing an internship with the legendary Mario Sorrenti. Shortly thereafter he moved into photo assisting, learning from as many greats as he could, including Annie Liebovitz, and culminating in a four year stint with Steven Meisel.
The ethos of punk and rap weigh heavily on Stas’ aesthetic, with their rich visual language and defiant attitude.
His extensive travels and his experiences growing up in Baltimore have lent Stas an infinite appreciation of both beauty of and need for difference and diversity in both his work and in his daily life.
This has manifested in a passion for subculture music and style, which he aspires to reflect in all of his work.
Stas is based in New York City.