What immediately grabbed me about these images was the variety of expressions, poses and people (and a dog!), as well as the very idea of setting up a simple outdoor photo booth at an arts festival and shooting as many portraits as one possibly can. It seems like an idea that other photographers may want to try as well. The fact that his strobes didn’t work seems like a pre-ordained happy accident. By keeping the gear simple and placing himself in a high-traffic area, Steve very quickly created an impressive body of work. Below, a fraction of his 609 photos…
“I’ve never taken a single class or read one book on photography, I just picked up a camera. A bit like a baby owl climbing out of their nest and jumping, only to find out they have wings, just before slamming into the ground. I started shooting bands for the music papers in London in the early 80’s and never looked back. Ended up at London’s Evening Standard, shooting resturants and features. I’ve also shot a lot of film/video and have worked on many docs. Notable “Who Killed the Electric Car” and “The Revenge of the Electric Car” with Chris Paine. I now have a great studio/art space in DTLA.”
You can email Steve at firstname.lastname@example.org.