Steven Brock is a photographer and bookbinder living in Northern California. He grew up in a house with a darkroom and began practicing photography at a young age.
In 1981 he was awarded a Watson Fellowship for his proposal to compare medicinal plant use in the Andes and Himalayas. He spent three years traveling in Peru and Nepal, a journey that changed his life and convinced him to pursue photography full time.
In 2006 he spent a sabbatical year in Italy with his young family and studied bookbinding with an old master in Florence. Since then he has worked to combine the latest digital printing technologies with traditional hand-made book binding techniques.