Forgotten by modern society – interview with Steven Bateson

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Bottle Collector

Bottle Collector

Balloon Glow

Balloon Glow

Fire Truck Blues

Fire Truck Blues

Captains Flight

Captains Flight

Santa Fe Vintage

Santa Fe Vintage

Shelter In The Storm

Shelter In The Storm

 

EWW: I am curious to know, what qualities of your work would others comment on first?
Steven: The use of color and the details in the photographs, and often the unique subject matter.

 

EWW: When doing a shoot, what are the challenges you encounter?
Steven: Most of my photography is done outdoors. The weather and lighting is often a challenge. Visiting a location at optimal times are often very important in able to obtain a proper photograph.

 

EWW: Do you have a favorite theme or subject matter? If you do, Why?Steven: My favorite theme is what I call American Relics, items forgotten by modern society. This would include vintage buildings, vintage signs, and vintage trucks. These subjects are often abandoned and offer a wealth unnoticed beauty.

 

EWW: Excluding subject matter, are there elements of your work that consistently run in all your work such as colors, perspective, lighting, movement, style, etc.?
Steven: The use of bold colors and a gritty edge runs throughout most of my photographs.

 

EWW: In your opinion, for photographic artists what are the best ways for them to promote your work?
Steven: An online presence is very important to promote photography. Local art galleries and shows are a good place to provide exposure.

 

EWW: Do you use social media? If you do use social media, which one(s) work the best for you?
Steven: Facebook and Twitter seem to provide the best promotion for my photography.

 

EWW: Just to wrap up this interview, do you have any final thoughts about you and your work that you think would be important for others to know about?
Steven: Visiting locations for photography often needs a great deal of planning and work. Sharing photography with others is often the best reward.

Website(s):
http://steven-bateson.pixels.com
https://stevenbateson.smugmug.com

 

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