I’ve had a life-long passion for the natural beauty of Michigan. As a small boy growing up in suburban Chicago, we vacationed regularly in this beautiful state. I can still remember the thrill I felt at the first glimpse of sand dunes along the highway as we passed from the suburban sprawl of Chicago, through the purgatory of industrialized northern Indiana, and finally into the paradise of beaches and forest, lakes and streams, blueberries and ice cream, that was Michigan. As an adult, I made Michigan my home. Throughout my life and varied career its natural beauty has sustained me. When I decided to pursue the dream of making my living as a landscape and nature photographer, it made perfect sense to devote myself to capturing the beauty of Michigan so I could share my passion with others. Though I travel throughout our state, my home is in Grand Rapids. For this Art Prize entry I decided to celebrate how this home has nurtured my creativity over the years, without often being the subject of my attention.
Steven's ArtPrize Entries
These are Steven's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Steven's Past Work
These are images of past work that Steven has done.