Saturday, 3 November 2007

Steve Bloom: Africa

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Steve Bloom is certainly among the top ranked wildlife photographers in the artist who specializes in evocative images of the natural world. He was born in South Africa and moved to England in 1977, where he worked in the graphic arts industry for many years. In the early nineties, during a visit to South Africa, his interest in wildlife photography emerged, and within a short time he had swapped his established career for the life of a wildlife photographer.

Steve usually sets his own assignments, confident that images produced from the heart will ultimately be rewarding. When not traveling the world photographing wildlife, he works in his high-tech digital studio where he sometimes spends long periods fine-tuning individual images before printing them.

His photographs are seen around the world in calendars, posters, advertising, editorial features and a multitude of other products, and his books have been published in 15 languages.

I chose to feature Steve's admirable slideshow "Africa" project, which captures the raw energy of the people and animals of Africa. Particularly interesting to me are his photographs of the tribes of Ethiopia.

Incidentally, Steve's sister, Susan Storm, is equally talented...a photographer, a published travel writer and a superb jewelery crafter. Her work can be seen on Maya Gems

Steve Bloom's Africa gallery