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 era, 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.
*3 Square Art (Fort Collins, Colorado)
*Allegany Arts Council (Cumberland, Maryland)
*Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center(Dowell, Maryland)
*Art League of Rhode Island (Providence, Rhode Island)
*Art Room Gallery, online
*Bauhaus Prairie Art Gallery, on-line(Newkirk, Oklahoma)
*Berkeley Art Works (Martinsburg, West Virginia)
B.J. Spoke Gallery (Huntington, New YorK)
*Boston University (Boston, Massachusetts)
*Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition(Brooklyn, New York)
*California Art League
*Cape Cod Art Center (Barnstable, Massachusetts)
*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)
*James Library & Center for the Arts, Norwell, Massachusetts
*Kodak, KINSA (Kodak International NewspaperSnapshot Award)
*Monmouth Museum (Lincroft, New Jersey)
*Mystic Art Association (Mystic, Connecticut)
*National Railroad Hall of Fame (Galesburg,Illinois)
New Hampshire Art Association (Portsmouth, New Hampshire)
*Old Town Arts & Crafts, (Cutchogue, New York)
*Plymouth Center for the Arts (Plymouth, Massachusetts)
*Rockport Art Association and Museum (Rockport, 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)
Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center(Dowell, Maryland)
Juror’s Award for first place in photography for “RiverReflection”
Art Room Gallery, online
Third Place for “River Reflection”
Bauhaus Prairie Art Gallery, online (Newkirk, Oklahoma)
Honorable Mention for black and white submission of railyard photo
Carl Sandburg College, Illinois
Acquired “The Gateway” for theirCollege Permanent Collection
CapeCod Art Center, (Barnstable, Massachusetts)
Honorable Mention for “Into the Darkness”
Colors of Humanity Gallery, online (Everett, Pennsylvania)
HonorableMention for landscape photo “Pinkham Notch”
Cooperstown Art Association (Cooperstown, New York)
Juror’s Citation for “Night Scene at the Car Wash”
Kodak, KINSA (Kodak International Newspaper Snapshot 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.
Honorable Mention in Black and White category for photo of horse in snowy field.
Light Space and Time Online Art Gallery
Special Merit award for “Fenway Park” in abstract category
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)
Best in Show for “Winter Stream”
Staff Pick for “Foggy Morning” river photo
Swampscott Art Association (Swampscott, Massachusetts)
Second Place for black and white photo of ropes
“Railpace News Magazine.” Several railroad themed photographs have been accepted and published.
Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), elected member
New Hampshire Art Association, artist member
Rockport Art Association & Museum, artist member
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.