Ellen and Steve are life partners and collaborators. Steve’s passion for photography took root in high school and was reignited with the advent of digital photography. His keen eye for geometry, formal structure and texture pervade his work in urban landscapes and more recent work in documentary and portraiture. Ellen began her photographic journey with curation, her passion for memory and interest in book making. Her eye for color and sentiment compliment Steve’s for formal interests. Their photographic collaborations continually test and strengthen their negotiation as well as artistic skills.
Together Steve and Ellen have exhibited widely and published multiple photographic books. They have mounted solo shows at PHOTO gallery in Oakland, the Palo Alto JCC, The Mountain View Center for Performing Arts and Stanford University among others. Their recent projects include Cut Short and Fertile Ground which have refocused them on California issues and environs.