The mastery of Boston-born Northwest photographer, Steve Power, began in the darkroom in the 1960’s where he learned to develop black and white photographs and the art of contrast between light and dark. Steve’s fascination with photography turned into a lifelong quest to capture his subject with sensitivity, sharp composition and a seasoned color sense that has become the signature of his unique and distinctive style. His work has been published and recognized with distinction by local and national arts, photo and nature organizations.
Steve moved to the Pacific Northwest in 1977. In between running a small business and family life, he kept his camera within reach to catch the light as he worked along the coastline. In more recent years, Steve began to create compelling, intensely color-saturated, high-resolution photographs that bring the stormy Oregon coastline, mossy rainforests, valley vineyards and orchards, forest creatures and birdlife, historic places and the people of the Pacific Northwest into full dynamic expression.
A resident on the Oregon coast for forty years, Steve Power moved to Olympia, Washington in 2018 with his wife where he practices “non-fishing” in between hikes and field trips in search of his next favorite shot.