on film and digitally in black and white and color
when my uncle gave me a camera and it changed my life. i was hooked by high school and continued to study earning a b.f.a from the school of visual arts, nyc. i have had the pleasure of teaching black and white photography at the university of richmond in virginia and privately to other artist, individuals and small groups.
after years of working with other visual artists, i am excited to now have the opportunity to devote all of my time to my photography. i will continue my exploration with the digital medium and with the silver gelatin process i have grown up with and adore. i am fortunate to have relocated to the amazing city of seattle to pursue this endeavor
Photographing people, creatures, objects and scenes with the intent to visually communicate a small but significant emotion or human gesture is paramount to his work. When using black & white film he relies on available light to emphasize these moments. Following the parameters of straight photography, adhering to the principals of printing full frame and avoiding major manipulation in the development process is a discipline he has embraced from very early on. These images are usually made on the streets, public places and in nature by responding to something he wants to share. He is mesmerized by how black & white film responds to the exposure of natural light.
That being said does not mean all of his art is void of color. Embracing the technical phenomena of digital photography, treating it as an extremely different medium, he creates colorful abstract and photo-collage images that express his own personal thoughts and emotions. By doing so it allows him to create freely using the best attributes of both the analogue and digital processes. This approach in his own words,” enables me to both observe and react to the world I inhabit and my own subconscious.
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography, 1986
School of Visual Arts, New York, NY.
University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL. 1980-1982
2020 The Fence Seattle – Public Group Exhibit – Partnership with PCNW and Seattle Water
Front Seattle, WA.
2019 Photographic Center Northwest’s - Chase the Light – Fundraiser Group Exhibition Seattle, WA.
2019 Black Box Gallery – “Portraiture: Through the Lens” Group Exhibition – Curated by Todd Johnson – Portland, OR
2018 Seattle Emerging Arts - Juried Group Exhibition - produced by Seattle Art Post with guest curator Judith Rinehart, Winston Wachter Fine Art, Seattle, WA.
2018 Photographic Center Northwest’s Long Shot – Fundraiser Group Exhibition Seattle, WA.
1987 Bleaker People - “Village Shots”- Solo Exhibition – black & white photographs of Greenwich Village - New York, NY.
1986 Visual Arts Gallery - “Virginia Young to Old” - Solo Exhibition – black & white photographs - New York SOHO, NY.
1984 School of Visual Arts 21st Street Gallery 3rd Floor- “Boyfriend Please”- Student Solo Exhibit – black & white photographs - New York, NY.
2017 - Mercedes-Benz Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, 2017 “Take Me Home Huey” Documentary Film
2017 - Bronze Telly Award for TV Social Responsibility Programming co-produced “Take Me Home Huey” Documentary Film
2017 - Los Angles Emmy award for Arts Programing co-producer “Take Me Home Huey” Documentary Film
Photographic Center Northwest - Seattle, WA
Artist Trust – Seattle, WA
The AMP-AIDS Memorial Pathway – CAG & Programs committee member-Seattle, WA
Adjunct Faculty Member University of Richmond, Virginia 1989-1991
“Techniques and Aesthetics of Photography”- The process of making a black and white photographs from snapping the shutter to final print
“Photography as Art” Exploring the History of Photography as an independent art form thru lecture and hands on production of photographs by students and the process
-Conducted both courses for 6 semesters with increased attendance year over
-Developed and implemented the curriculum for the courses
-Restored and enhanced the darkroom facility on campus to accommodate for increased
Private Instruction of Photography tutoring individuals, artist and small groups – 1993-2014
Curator – Director Art by Maloney, LLC
-Managed artwork inventory, direct sales, artist studios, relationships and exhibits at art
galleries, museums and art fairs
-Additional scope of work included invoicing, email correspondence, purchasing supplies,
hiring sub-contractors used in artwork production, graphic design, create/manage budgets,
websites with developers, public relation campaigns, social media and other online forums
directly with media specialist and community websites for promotion of the artists
-Articulated with insurance agents, underwriters and adjusters as well as attorneys
regarding contracts, agreements and letters in connection to Art by Maloney and the artists
Project Manager/Take Me Home Huey Project
-Tasked to coordinate all of the various components of the multi-media non-profit installation
created by Steve Maloney that encompassed sculpture, song and film
-Facilitated communication with artist and the non-profit partner chosen for the project
-Implemented all public relations and social media campaigns additionally providing copy
and editing skills
-Directed fabrication of sculpture, coordinating the visual artistic wrap process with artist,
illustrator and production company
-Co-produced the documentary film - developed and executed marketing during post-
production securing PBS Broadcast
-Organized and hosted fundraising for the project
-Communicated and authorized all correspondence for accounting, insurance and legal affairs for the project and film