In the beginning there was my 35mm Nikon FM that I purchased around 1982. My brother introduced me to the darkroom and the lithograph print and I was hooked on the whole photographic process. Some of those early prints would take me a week of work to get the separation layers just right. My toolkit grew with both medium and 4x5 large format cameras, always looking to get a little sharper and a little more tonal range. I shot a lot of film until my career, horses, wood and kids dominated the top spots for my time. Early digital stepped in around 2000 and Photoshop 3.0 provided a nice way to post process the rather poor quality images. The processing allowed me to stay close to why I started photography and I've always enjoyed the discovery part of the processing. What I would work on for a week now took minutes but most never saw the light beyond my monitor. The pictures weren't like my darkroom produced black and whites but I still enjoyed the process.

 

I purchased a Nikon 300S in 2010, then the D800 and then the D810 and finally now the D850, wow - what a ride it’s been with a rekindled love of just how good a digital image can be! My lens suite includes:

 

AF-S NIKKOR F/5.6 E ED 200-500mm

AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED

AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8

AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G

A 35 years old favorite, Micro-NIKKOR 55mm f/2.8

Pentacon 50mm f/1.8

Meyer Optik Gorlitz Oreston 50mm f/1.8

 

I post process with Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop. Besides photography, I enjoy:

 

1) Hiking

2) Outdoors

3) Camping

4) Woodworking

5) Travel

 

I have a background in Mechanical Engineering. I appreciate all the comments and favs I receive and have a rather diverse interest when it comes to photography and art in general. I enjoy many different styles and just as important to me, I enjoy understanding the person behind the art. I do hope you'll share a story or two with me.

 

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  • JoinedAugust 2010
  • OccupationEngineer, Photographer, Digital Artist
  • Current cityBlairstown, NJ
  • CountryUSA
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I have known Steven for many years now and writing a testimonial for him is way overdue! He is a person who loves life, people, and travel and his works show this love. He is a master of abstraction I always await to see his next brilliant work. He is most definitely a free spirit which helps give his art that extra… Read more

I have known Steven for many years now and writing a testimonial for him is way overdue! He is a person who loves life, people, and travel and his works show this love. He is a master of abstraction I always await to see his next brilliant work. He is most definitely a free spirit which helps give his art that extra touch. Steven is a good friend and one that I value. Thank you for sharing your excellent art, Steven! Please take the time to go through all of his works, it is definitely worth your while!

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August 10, 2021

Steven: A king of Abstract, architecture lover, Colors killer and amazing friend. His works are really fantastic and I do love his travel & photojournalist pictures. All the testimonial above me describes him better. :D Steven, thank you very much for your amazing support and wishing you always luck and success in ev… Read more

Steven: A king of Abstract, architecture lover, Colors killer and amazing friend. His works are really fantastic and I do love his travel & photojournalist pictures. All the testimonial above me describes him better. :D Steven, thank you very much for your amazing support and wishing you always luck and success in everything you do. xo

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December 17, 2017
Alison says:

These words are so very overdue so I apologise that it has taken me so long to tell you how brilliant I think you are! It has already been said that your are the 'KING' of processing but I will second that, your abstracts totally blow me away, I love them all. In addition to this your everyday photography is also… Read more

These words are so very overdue so I apologise that it has taken me so long to tell you how brilliant I think you are! It has already been said that your are the 'KING' of processing but I will second that, your abstracts totally blow me away, I love them all. In addition to this your everyday photography is also in a class of its own, I particularly like your nature shots of perhaps the deer in your back yard or the seed heads from your nearby pond. (I am still waiting for the dragonfly shot though :-) On top of being a superb artist and photographer you are also such a lovely guy, so I thank you from across this big pond, for your inspiration and for your generous friendship.

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December 30, 2015
reminiscent toy (deleted)

Steven is one of my amazing contact and friends. A king of abstraction, a source of inspiration ! I've been following his works quite long enough. He always surprises me with his post processing, colors and most of all, his vision. Steven, endless thank you for your support. You are AMAZING ! May God bless our fri… Read more

Steven is one of my amazing contact and friends. A king of abstraction, a source of inspiration ! I've been following his works quite long enough. He always surprises me with his post processing, colors and most of all, his vision. Steven, endless thank you for your support. You are AMAZING ! May God bless our friendship ! xo

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December 21, 2014
busy pull (deleted)

I must thank Steve for his interest and advice. It has been his encouragement that has given me the confidence to think out side the box when it comes to my camera an my photographs. While I enjoy the quest for a good straight out of camera shot ,sometimes the outcome from selective editing is quite pleasing. I hav… Read more

I must thank Steve for his interest and advice. It has been his encouragement that has given me the confidence to think out side the box when it comes to my camera an my photographs. While I enjoy the quest for a good straight out of camera shot ,sometimes the outcome from selective editing is quite pleasing. I have Steve to thank for introducing me to the processing opportunities available . Now I am hooked. Will be waiting in line to purchase the first book that I hope he publishes ... Click 2 Click

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February 7, 2012