Steve’s passion for photography began in high school and was reignited by 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. His work has been recognized and exhibited in galleries, contests, commercial venues and private collections.

Ellen Konar came to photography through photographic curation and her passion for memory and book making. She became committed to image capture and active photography during her time in Japan.  The opportunity to capture the simple and bold beauty of natural and man-made landscapes drove her to shoot and she hasn’t stopped since.  She now works in collaboration with Steve, shooting and curating, bringing her eye for color and sentiment to the fore.  She has edited several photography books, and her images have won several awards.

Solo Exhibitions
Cuba: A View From The Street, Palo Alto Jewish Community Center, 2016
Pacific Rim Exposures II,  Stanford Art Spaces, Stanford CA 2014
View from the Street, Koret Pavilion at Stanford University, 2013
The Neskowin Ghost Forest, Mike’s Café, Palo Alto, 2012
Naoshima Abstracted,  Mountain View Center for Performing Arts, 2012
Pacific Rim Exposures,  PHOTO Gallery, Oakland, 2012
Naoshima Abstracted,  Urban Hardwoods, San Francisco, CA, 2010
Under Construction, Ricoh Silicon Valley Research Center., Cupertino, CA, 2001

Selected Group Shows and Awards
A Point of Transition, Faction Brewing Gallery, Alameda CA, 2017
Vanishing Point, Mullen Brothers Gallery, San Francisco CA 2016
Juried Member Show, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, 2015, 2016
Spotlight, ARC Gallery, San Francisco, 2016
In Motion, Harvey Milk Photo Gallery, San Francisco CA, 2016
California Small, PHOTO Gallery, Oakland CA, 2015
Angles, Lines and Curves, Filoli Gardens, 2015
On Reflection, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 2014
Upon Reflection, PHOTO Gallery, Oakland, 2014
Bay Area Wildlife,  Filoli Gardens, 2014
The Perimeter of the World,  RAYKO SF, 2014
Reconsidering the Horizon,  PHOTO Gallery, Oakland, 2013
Center Forward, Center for Fine Art Photography & RAYKO SF, 2013
Waterworks, ARC Gallery, San Francisco 2012
Book opening, ModernBook Gallery, Palo Alto, 2010
Photo Nova 19,  ModernBook Gallery, Palo Alto, 2009

We are indebted to the many outstanding photographers who have provided inspiration, guidance, and support including Mary Ellen Mark, Brigitte Carnochan, Mark Citret, Judy Dater, Robert Dawson, and our fellow BAPC and ‘workshop reunion’ photographers who gave us inspiration and guidance in our journey

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