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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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  • 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.

  • Love your images such a style - well done - just had to add to my gallery..

  • 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.

    • 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.

  • 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.

  • Your image of Vassanta is beautiful. I'm proud to have it in my gallery.

  • Steve,
    You are welcome, I really like that photograph Vassanta.

  • Thank you, Steve!

  • Thanks Steve, greatly admire your work

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