My Philosophy

My work draws heavily on the traditions of the photographic masters of the last century. I explore the pure qualities of the photographic eye; using lines, shape, geometry, and the quality of light to capture the essence or mood of a scene. At the same time, our images are about the intangible emotional places that photographs can take us—a quality that is both longer-lasting and harder to define than a conventional photograph. In essence it’s about heightening the viewer’s introspection—connecting with people in a universal way so that each viewer is able to recognize a part of his or her inner self. Steve Wewerka 2024