This site is an exploration of the creative work of artist, photographer, film-maker, and visionary Stephen Verona, creator of the modern day music video from his work with John Lennon and whose independent film "Lords of Flatbush" became an icon for an era.
In 2009 the Vatican invited 220 Artists from all over the world to hear Pope Benedict's Address to Artists of which I was fortunate to have been included. What made this event so rare was the fact that this was the first time since the Renaissance that a Pontiff hosted artists inside the Sistine Chapel. This photograph was one of many images that I took while I listened surrounded by artistic legends. A major validation of my life's work.
- Stephen Verona -