The primary body of my work has been produced in New England. I try to explore those areas that are rich in history, along the rivers and old rail lines of New England.

There have been a few consistent themes throughout my history of producing photographs. The first is my love of transportation, particularly railroads...the people, structures, motive power, and the historical context related to the development of our country. I am amazed at how many of the scenes that I have taken over the years no longer exist and are now only a memory.  The second theme is the unusual scene that might easily be overlooked.  In recent years,I have also been working more with landscape themes, particularly those with challenging lighting as part of the scene. The moods of the mountains and the surrounding landscapes are worth the patience of multiple visits.  The resultant images are always worth the effort.      

The evolution from film to digital has been quite dramatic. The scanning of film to a digital file can now produce a print that is even superior to one that I could produce in the darkroom.  All of my early work was in black and white film. I developed and printed all my own work. The purist in me misses that area, but the creativity range offered through the digital process is truly exciting. I now work exclusively with the digital format and am continuing to work to digitize my film files.  I take pride in limited editing of my files.  I strive for a good image in the field, rather than a manipulated image on the computer.


Acceptance into juried exhibits:

*3 Square Art (Fort Collins, Colorado)

*Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center(Dowell, Maryland)

*Art League of Rhode Island (Providence, RhodeIsland)

*Bauhaus Prairie Art Gallery, on-line(Newkirk, Oklahoma)

*Berkeley Art Works (Martinsburg, WestVirginia)

*Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition(Brooklyn, New York)

*Colors of Humanity Gallery, online (Everett,Pennsylvania)

*Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts (Mystic,Connecticut)

*Cooperstown Art Association (Cooperstown, NewYork)

*Duxbury Art Association (Duxbury,Massachusetts)

*Fusion Art, online (Palm Springs, California)

*Galesburg Civic Art Center (Galesburg, Illinois)

*Henry Hicks Cooperative Gallery (Brooklyn,New York)

*Kodak, KINSA (Kodak International NewspaperSnapshot Award)

*Monmouth Museum (Lincroft, New Jersey)

*Mystic Art Association (Mystic, Connecticut)

*National Railroad Hall of Fame (Galesburg,Illinois)

*Plymouth Center for the Arts (Plymouth,Massachusetts)

*Still Point Art Gallery, online (Brunswick,Maine)

*South Shore Natural Science Center (Norwell,Massachusetts

*Swampscott Art Association (Swampscott,Massachusetts)

*Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art (Wausau,Wisconsin)


Awards and Recognitions:

*Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center(Dowell, Maryland)

“Juror’s Award” for first place in photography for photo reflection on river

*Bauhaus Prairie Art Gallery, on-line(Newkirk, Oklahoma)

“Honorable Mention” for black and white submission of rail yard photo

*Colors of Humanity Gallery, online (Everett,Pennsylvania)

“Honorable Mention” for landscape photo of Pinkham Notch, New Hampshire

*Kodak, KINSA (Kodak International NewspaperSnapshot Award)

First Place in Black and White category with Salem News for photo of bicycle shop. It was also awarded a national “Certificate of Merit” award by Kodak, and was displayed at Epcot Center.

Fifth Place in Black and White category for photo of horse in snowy field.

*National Railroad Hall of Fame (Galesburg,Illinois)

Two prints selected as part of 24 finalists for inclusion in the Hall of Fame collection.

*South Shore Natural Science Center (Vine Gallery), Norwell, Massachusetts

Ossipee River selected as "Best in Show" as part of the "New England Rivers in Winter" exhibit

“Staff Pick” for Foggy Morning river photograph

*Swampscott Art Association (Swampscott, Massachusetts)

Second Place for black and white photo of ropes

Other:

“Railpace News Magazine.”  Several railroad themed photographs have been accepted and published.

Professional Affiliation:

Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA)


Steve, a resident of Middleton, Massachusetts, is a graduate of Salem State University (Political Science) and Boston University (Urban Affairs).  He has worked in municipal management for nearly 40 years, with service as a town administrator and human resources manager.  He also served as a part time instructor in municipal management and finance at Boston University, Metropolitan College.   




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