My attraction to photography began with a Brownie Hawkeye at an early age. Ever since that time, Iíve wanted to share my love of the visual world through the doorway of photography.
I received my early training with the landscape photographer Paul Caponigro. He taught us to be quiet in the presence of what we observed around us.
Photojournalism has had strong influence on my art. I strive to become a transparent participant in creating images Ė I want the viewer to feel they are looking directly at the subject, without being aware of my presence in the scene.
Sometimes Iím drawn to pursuing documentary projects, at other times light and landscape call me to go out with my camera.
I continue to appreciate black and white photography, an old friend. For me it has a dreamlike quality that strips away layers of complexity.
I love to convey a sense of place and a time in a personís life. I respect the way pictures can serve as fragments of memory, identity, and belonging. My work is often a search for iconic elements that are part of the fabric of a community.
PO Box 460
Lopez Island, WA 98261
Studio: Steve Horn Photography
182 Lopez Road
Gallery and studio in the Windermere Realty Building in Lopez Village