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"Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst." –Henri Cartier-Bresson
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Steven Shires is a photographer working out of South Florida in Fort Lauderdale. Traveling for pleasure or on assignment Steven has traversed the Eastern Seaboard - from Washington, DC, Richmond, VA - to Florida and has built a collection of images.
In 1990, Steven traveled to Alaska on a trip through the Inside Passage and to the Arctic Circle. His daily comment as he shot roll after roll of film was, "Alaska is a visual f_expletive!".
He traveled to Banos, Ecuador in 1994 and twice to Havana, Cuba in 1995 as a travel editorial photographer with a group of others sponsored in part by Nova University. The assignment was to capture the local community of each country for self and to display images.
In 1996, Steven was hired to capture a guest house in the quaint town of Ponce, Puerto Rico. While not actively working for his client, he was personally driven daily to places less traveled by tourists, and came home with a bank of exciting images! His signature piece, P.R. Red originated during this trip.
By 2009, Steven worked seasonally with a holiday lighting client for 5 years. Together they documented Mike Christmas’ holiday lighting, inside and out of private homes and business. Mr. Christmas hired Steven in 2009 to travel to Valencia, Venezuela to shoot the installation (and Steve also helped with labor) of lights covering the exterior of a major casino. Accompanied everywhere by armed body guard the shoot was a magnificent opportunity and experience.
February of 2011 Steven again was hired by Mike Christmas - this time to document a new casino opening in Montego Bay, Jamaica. As well as documenting the interiors of the business - there was an elaborate opening party that featured Jeffery Osbourne performing his trademark song, “You Should be Mine” (the Woo Woo song)
Spring and Summer of 2011, Steven was hired twice to travel to Denver, CO to document 2 events for a family and their celebrations. Again, while not working, there were many opportunities to capture subjects Steven observed.
Some of Steven’s best work is done while traveling - and why not? What a better way to do a job!?