Hi, I'm Stephen Young, Photographer of Places.
I love people and I love taking compelling photos of the places where we connect with each other.
I photograph homes, schools, offices, galleries, honky-tonks, museums, restaurants...
A dear friend recently said, Stephen, you really are comfortable anywhere."
I think she was referring to tuxedos and t-shirts but I believe my ease most any place comes from my genuine desire to know and understand the people who connect in the spaces I'm commissioned to photograph.
It's important to understand how the space is - or will be used well before the camera comes out of my bag.
So, if you are a designer, developer, builder, or owner of a beautiful space with a story - and you want compelling images to clearly convey that story, I'm your guy.
We'll talk. We'll compare calendars. And we'll soon meet in person.
Often within days of your call.
But I'll probably leave my road buddies at home :)
And this is how it all started...
(play video - "On Becoming an Artist")
(This interview is a few years old -
Since then, I've written my first book, now have a few more stamps in my passport, a little more gray, & I'm enjoying a ridiculously amazing adventure in New Orleans)
(more below the video :)
I have two amazing parents & younger sister and brother
My glass is always full
Artist, Brainstormer, Connector, Cyclist, Designer, Explorer, Filmmaker, Global Soul, Idea Generator, Kayaker, Photographer, Runner ...
A perfect evening is hosting a small dinner party with a bunch of misfits who have never met
Voracious reader, don't own a television, never bored
Favorite color: Blue, as in Mark Rothko's "Blue, Green & Brown"
Greatest temptation: Creole Creamery's salted-caramel ice-cream and NOLA Brewing's 1-hr of free beer every Friday afternoon