About Me - Steve Blackwell Photography

Steve Blackwell is a fine art landscape photographer who has made Calgary, Alberta his home for nearly 30 years. Steve’s images generally focus on the rolling landscape of the Western Canadian prairie. His simple, often minimal, compositions present quiet intersections of this environment: the natural and the man-made, the mundane and the dramatic, the commonplace and the incongruous.

Steve’s work has been exhibited in Canada and the United States, published in Black & White Magazine and recognized in several international photography competitions. He was a finalist in the 2018 Photo Lucida Critical Mass selections and second in the 2017 Emerging Photographer Showcase of the Exposure Photography Festival.

Not one who hikes miles into the backcountry, Steve instead can be often found driving the dusty gravel side roads of Alberta in his 2006 Toyota truck looking for simple and often overlooked subjects to highlight the beauty in the ordinary,  He tries instead to follow the inspiration of the legendary Edward Weston found in two of his quotes:

“Anything that excites me for any reason, I will photograph; not searching for unusual subject matter, but making the commonplace unusual.”

“Anything more than 500 yards from the car just isn’t photogenic.”  


If you are interested in any of his images, please use the Contact form or drop him a note at steve.blackwell.photo@gmail.com



Recognition

Steve has been exhibited in Canada and the US  and published in Black & White Magazine.   He has also had his photographs recognized in a number of international competitions.

Exhibitions and Magazines

2018  Black & White Magazine - August edition - Merit Award pages 88-89

2017  PhotoPlace Gallery, Vermont  -  The Quiet Landscape exhibit

2017  PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, Vermont  -  Portals exhibit

2017   Calgary Exposure Festival - Emerging Photographer Showcase  -  2nd place

2017   Viewpoint Gallery, Sacramento, CA  -  Twelve: Balance  exhibit

2016   Viewpoint Gallery, Sacramento, CA  -  Twelve: It's About Time  exhibit

Contests

2018  Photo Lucida Critical Mass Final 200 selection 

2017  International Photo Awards

              - Honourable Mention -  Nature - Trees

              - Honourable Mention  - Panoramic

          Moscow International Fine Art Awards

            - Bronze  - Nature - Panoramic

           Neutral Density Awards

              - Honourable Mention  - Panoramic

2016  International Photo Awards 

              - Honourable Mention  - Fine Art Landscape

              - Honourable Mention - Nature - Trees

              - Honourable Mention  - Nature -  Landscapes

              - Honourable Mention  - Fine Art Landscape

              - Honourable Mention -  Panoramic

           PX3 - Prix de la Photographie Paris

              - Bronze - Fine Art - Landscape

              - Silver - Nature - Landscape

              - Silver - Nature - Seasons

              - Silver - Nature - Trees

              - Bronze - Nature - Water

              - Honourable Mention -  Nature - Trees

              - Honourable Mention -  Nature - Seasons

              - Honourable Mention -  Nature - Sunset

           Neutral Density Awards

              - 2nd Place - Nature - Seascapes / Waterscapes

              - 2nd Place - Special - Panoramic

              - Honourable Mention - Nature - Trees

              - Honourable Mention  - Fine Art - Landscape

              - Honourable Mention  - Special - Long Exposure

2015  International Photo Awards 

              - Honourable Mention  - Nature - Landscapes

           PX3 - Prix de la Photographie Paris

              - Honourable Mention - Nature - Trees

           Neutral Density Awards 

              - 2nd Place - Nature - Other

              - Honourable Mention - Nature - Trees

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