Steve developed a strong affinity for photography in the early 1970s. Over the years, this led to a varied career as a photojournalist, public relations photographer, freelance architectural shooter, photo instructor, and university staff photographer. But always waiting in the wings has been his artistic side, driven by a fascination for both painting and the camera. In 2015 he began developing a new style, emulating traditional Japanese painting, which melds together elements of brushwork and camera work. He is always pleased when viewers mistake these photographs of his for watercolors.