Born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota Steven learned the fundamentals of photography from his father. During the late 1960’s they would spend weekends photographing the Twin Cities then process and print the black and white images in his father’s darkroom. Steven set photography aside in the mid 1970’s and returned to it when he relocated to Washington, D.C. in 1987.
Since resuming his photographic pursuits Steven has self published 2 books: “Images in Bloom, The U.S. Botanical Garden” and “Sacred Ground” a photographic essay of the Mt. Zion Cemetery, the first African-American cemetery in the District of Columbia. Both books are available at blurb.com.
Steven’s first public photo exhibition occurred when photojournalist Sam Tyler invited him to exhibit in his show entitled “Cuba, A Certain Confidence” (May 2008). Subsequently his work has been displayed at the Clontoo Gallery in Reheboth Beach, DE. He also participated in the July 2010 Georgetown University Library staff art exhibition. Steven’s work is held in private collections and has been purchased by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Art Bank. In 2010 he exhibited his “Floral Perspective I” collection at the Sweely Estate Winery in Madison, VA. He has also exhibited his work at the Dupont Circle “Teaism” and the Chinatown “Starbucks” both located in Washington, D.C.