About


My artworks are contrasting my commercial photography, where I photograph business leaders, celebrities, or beautiful homes for magazines and advertisers.

I am inspired by the style of abstract expressionists and the color palettes of local landscapes. I am giving the audience room to interpret the work, instead of actively telling a story. I see my artworks as an inspiration for telling your own stories.

The images are also about letting go of conventions and the classic rules of photography. They are an exploration of what is possible in photography.

In theory, making a photograph is about the correct combination of ISO, shutter speed and aperture, to create a perfect exposure. But you need to break rules to create something new. In my MOVED and FIRST LIGHT series, I slow down the process and purposely move the camera during exposure to create painterly images of landscapes. In my commercial work I heavily rely on digital post-processing, but in my art photography the images are completely created in camera and not altered in Photoshop.

In my early photography career, I had the opportunity to study under the famed photographer Amy Arbus, whose advice to me was "Try to let go!" My artwork has been very much inspired by that advice. It is about allowing things to happen and being in the moment to create something new.

My current bodies of work are abstracted views of local East-Coast landscapes. They are visions of local color and emotions.

My work is being collected in the US, Australia, and Europe. My commercial work has been published in various magazines in the US and Europe.

Stefan 

 

Exhibitions

Westchester through the Decades, ArtsWestchester, White Plains, NY 2015 - Group Show

Arcadia - Contemporary Landscapes, ArtsWestchester, White Plains, NY 2015 - Group Show

Dark Interior - Claudine Maidique Gallery, Yonkers, NY 2015 - Group Show

 

Awards

American Photographic Artists NY 2015 - Winner Landscape & Architecture