Featured Artist Steevens Hill

Steevens Hill specializes in contemporary art photography focused on the natural world. See more of his fascinating portfolio by visiting his website.

 

"Krustallow Cell" (Abstract Vision Collection) Photography on Framed Dibond, 80cm x 60cm

“Krustallow Cell” (Abstract Vision Collection) Photography on Framed Dibond, 80cm x 60cm

 

Like a hard drive, my life is filled with images of the past, present and future.

 

"Amber Cell" (Abstract Vision Collection) Photography on Framed Dibond, 66cm x 50cm

“Amber Cell” (Abstract Vision Collection) Photography on Framed Dibond, 66cm x 50cm

 

This timeline, shaped by the past, present and future, represents my photographic work. I am strongly anchored in the matter, the elements, the cells, the visible and the invisible of our environment. I directly express my emotions through the energy of all living matter, which leads me to a lyrical abstraction of the photographic medium.

 

"Shogun" (Abstract Workshop Collection) Photography on Canvas, 46cm x 40cm

“Shogun” (Abstract Workshop Collection) Photography on Canvas, 46cm x 40cm

 

Since my childhood, I have lived life intensely, my curiosity always coupled with an obsession to find out the “why” of things. I was often told that my mind sometimes appeared to be “somewhere else.” This was for a good reason—I had discovered how to experience the present moment and see the universe as a whole. I might have been described as “emotionally hyperactive” as I was completely focused on my craze and my thirst to contemplate and understand everything I experienced. I did this through studying history, mythology, macroscopy and microscopy and through the arts of painting and photography.

 

"Ganesha's Spirit" (Abstract Workshop Collection) Photography on Framed Dibond, 80cm x 60cm

“Ganesha’s Spirit” (Abstract Workshop Collection) Photography on Framed Dibond, 80cm x 60cm

 

I learned about the power of photography from admiring Polaroid snapshots and old photos. My career path allowed me to link with imagery and art; as a professional in hardware and digital computing and as a fitness trainer where I taught the art of body expression in relation to physical culture.

 

"Mystical Fog" (Spectral Vision Collection) Photography on Canvas, 53cm x 40cm

“Mystical Fog” (Spectral Vision Collection) Photography on Canvas, 53cm x 40cm

 

I believe that digital technology, the management of space and the shaping of human matter, have led me to continue my work expressing myself as an artist and photographer. The evolution of digital techniques allows me to experiment with my personal vision of abstraction. Expanding beyond the beaten track is possible by bringing a personal and harmonious touch.

 

"Bouquet" (Spectral Vision Collection) Photography on Canvas, 60cm x 40cm

“Bouquet” (Spectral Vision Collection) Photography on Canvas, 60cm x 40cm

 

I work outdoors and indoors—wherever there are subjects to “capture.” I use the rules common to painting when working in photography. I like to break these rules by blurring the edge between the two mediums to better express myself.

 

"Propeller" (Anchoring to Nature Collection) Photography on Framed Dibond, 106cm x 80cm

“Propeller” (Anchoring to Nature Collection) Photography on Framed Dibond, 106cm x 80cm

 

I choose from several cameras when taking my photographs depending on the circumstance and subject matter. I use off-road, full format, infrared and negative techniques to reveal what our eyes, unlike the eyes of many other mammals, cannot naturally see. To enhance my images, I have my works printed by fine art printing professionals on museum-quality paper and canvas.

 

"Tornado in Grey" (Dark & White Collection) Photography on Canvas, 90cm x 60cm

“Tornado in Grey” (Dark & White Collection) Photography on Canvas, 90cm x 60cm

 

My mission is to create imagery that is a combination of the photographer who captures the tangible in the moment, and the painter who expresses an inner representation. The union of the two is possible by refining the vision of each one in a concept where an alchemy of techniques tools is created.

 

"Reverence" (Anchoring to Nature Collection) Photography on Canvas, 40cm x 57cm

“Reverence” (Anchoring to Nature Collection) Photography on Canvas, 40cm x 57cm

 

I base most of my practice on a thoughtful moment of observation, in the spontaneity of an opportune moment. The important thing is to capture the viewer’s attention with a simple message—to create a memorable visual shock.

 

"Silky" (Painto Abstract Graphy Collection) Photography on Canvas, 80cm x 60cm

“Silky” (Painto Abstract Graphy Collection) Photography on Canvas, 80cm x 60cm

 

An open mind is essential to adaptation and the evolution of our future. The association of dreams, emotions, feelings and environment in my work does not necessarily contain a concrete meaning—I want my approach to allow my audience to interpret my work freely.

 

"Lights Twister" (LightStract Painting Collection) Photography on Framed Dibond, 40cm x 30cm

“Lights Twister” (LightStract Painting Collection) Photography on Framed Dibond, 40cm x 30cm

 

All of my current collections of photographs are interconnected by my artistic approach. A balance exists between realism and abstraction—I invite you to immerse yourself in my world.

 

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