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"...choosing a model is 95% of a photograph." - Helmut Newton

"...the final stage of photography is transforming an object from what it is into what you want it to be." - Ernst Haas


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  • I certainly agree with the Helmut Newton quote; and, do not disagree with the Ernst Haas quotation. I much enjoyed going through your excellent images! 👍

  • Stunning port! I enjoy every page!

    • Thanks. I have had the honor to work with many wonderful models. Truly blessed.

  • Saw your portfolio on MM and wanted to see more! Well done!

    • I am honored by your kind words, Dennis. And thank you for sharing your art. It’s full of imagination with a distinctive visual signature.

  • Thank you Steve for following me. I love your pictures. They are amazing. keep staying healthy. Kind regards - Eddy.

    • You're welcome, Eddy. And thank you for the kind words. I’m impressed with your work; particularly thepresentation of the elegant beauty of your models.

  • Wonderful works Steve.....look forward to seeing ur future works as well

  • Just wanting to say hello. Its been a long time!!!

    • Hello, in return. So nice to hear from you in this venue. Wishing you a happy New Year.

  • Steve you're a master photographic artist

  • Steve your work is the best!

    • Thanks, Matt. I appreciate that, and I appreciate your art as well.

  • Your portfolio is fantastic!!!
    I could stare for hours at your photos and lose myself in them...

    Thank you for sharing.
    Very talented and impressive work!

    • Thank you so much, Bianca. It's been my privilege to work with so many talented models. I couldn't ask for better collaborators.

  • About the time I retired, I came across the works of the early 20th century art nude photographers online - Alfred Cheney Johnston, Albert Arthur Allen, Frantisek Drtikol, Manasse, etc., etc. They inspired me to try my hand. I added your photo to my favorites gallery because I think it perfectly embodies the style of that era. It's one of the things I mentioned in a comment that I really like about your work.

    • So very respectful and says a lot about someone that I wish that I had the opportunity to get to know. Ed has had such an impact on many photographers that I have as you have impacted my photography.

    • My interest in history, more than my interest in the practice of photography, led me to the work of some of the photographers you mentioned. Once I began to pursue the practice they certainly influenced the direction in which I headed. Along the way, I became enamored with the work of numerous practitioners of the wet plate process, particularly Ed Ross. Although I am strictly a digital photographer, I like to believe all those photographers would give me an encouraging nod. I did, in fact, receive a few from Ed Ross, which I consider a huge honor.

    • Ditto, my friend. In fact, I have edited some by incorporating the "Magicc Imagery" look.

  • Your portfolio is fantastic! Thanks for sharing your talents with us and for being an active part of the Model Society community! Let us know if we can help with anything!

  • Love your 500px portfolio !!

  • Outstanding gallery Steve. You have worked with so many great models!

  • Thanks Steve...keep up the great work! matthew

  • Thank you, you are so kind.

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