Ellen and Steve are life partners and collaborators in fine art photography.  Their co-productions are often strong geometries in muted tones, evidencing Steve’s eye for geometry and light, elevated by Ellen’s interest in memory, meaning, and color. The translucency and mystery of their images are heightened by their embrace of the imperfection-laden beauty of Japanese Kozo papers and the infusion of encaustic wax. The resultant images quietly draw the viewer into the complex and tension-filled interactions between humans and the natural world.   
Their images have appeared at galleries and museums such as the Center for Photographic Arts, Carmel, The Griffin Museum of Photography, Boston, Soho Photo Gallery, NYC, Cordon|Potts Gallery, SF, Berkeley Art Center, Gray Loft Gallery, Oakland, Awagami Museum, Tokyo, Lenswork Magazine, and The Forward. Awards include selection as a Critical Mass Finalist in 2020, a semi-finalist in the Awagami International Mini Print Exhibition and an honorable mention at the 2023 Griffin Museum Members show.  Steve and Ellen received PhD's in Psychology and were contributors to the emergence of the digital age during their work at tech giants including Apple, IBM, Intel, and Google.
Selected Exhibitions
Our Mothers Ourselves: Legacies That Shape Us.  Harvey Milk Photo Center, April 2023
Bayscapes, Soho Photo Gallery, New York, Feb 2023
Fertile Ground: Feeding a Nation, Soho Photo Gallery, New York, June 2022
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
Pacific Rim Exposures,  PHOTO Gallery, Oakland, 2012
Naoshima Abstracted,  Mountain View Center for Performing Arts, 2012
Selected Group Shows, Publications and Awards
Shapes, All About Photo Magazine #26, Merit Award, 2022 
The New World, Minnesota Street Project, SF,  2022
Color Theory, Griffin Museum, Boston MA,  2022
Members Juried Exhibition, Center for Photographic Art, 2022
Heirloom, Forward, 2022
Traces, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT, 2022
Yellow, Gray Loft Gallery, Oakland, CA 2021
48 Pillars, ARC Gallery, San Francisco, 2021
Magnetic Pull, ARC Gallery, San Francisco, 2021
International Juried Exhibition, Center for Photographic Art, 2018,2020
Members Juried Exhibition, Center for Photographic Art,  2015, 2016, 2018, 2020
Of Dreams and Reality, Kyotographie KG+, Dojidai Gallery, Kyoto, 2019
The Meaning of  Blue, Gray Loft Gallery, Oakland CA, 2019
Wet, Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction Vermont, 2019
Seeing in Sixes, Lenswork Magazine, 2018
Marking Time, Harvey Milk Photo Center, San Francisco, 2019
Of Dreams and Reality, Berkeley Art Center, 2018
AnthropoScene, ARC Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2018
Making of a Beautiful Bridge, Photo Yokohama, Gallery M, Japan 2018
The State of America, Photoplace Gallery, Vermont, 2018
Spotlight, ARC Gallery, San Francisco, 2016
In Motion, Harvey Milk Photo Gallery, SF, CA, 2016
On Reflection, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 2014
Upon Reflection, PHOTO Gallery, Oakland, 2014
The Perimeter of the World,  RAYKO San Francisco, CA 2014     

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