Kevin Steele presents a spectacular vision of what home can look like on a grand scale on Peninsula Papagayo, Costa Rica’s 1,400-acre protected sanctuary. Recently purchased by an affiliate of Gencom, a leading U.S.-based luxury–hospitality and residential–real estate investment and development firm, the residential resort is now poised to become a luxury destination for sophisticated … Read More
Photographer Kevin Steele recently collaborated with ad agency Lawrence & Schiller and South Dakota Tourism for their 2017 campaign “My Great Place”. The campaign focuses on the different moments visitors find during their vacation that become their Great Place in South Dakota. Senior Art Director Sarah Pitts cited an extensive landscape portfolio and a visual style that … Read More
A new campaign for an upscale residential community in the San Francisco Bay Area, celebrated as the National Community of the Year, we created both stills and motion this past month:
Just out, the 2017 Huntington Beach Tourism campaign we shot last Fall – more images and Behind the Scenes to come!
What happens when Digitas and Kevin Steele get together? They travel to the insanely beautiful island of St. Lucia to photograph a new campaign for American Express and Delta Airlines. As you can imagine, hanging out in the West Indies with a crew of amazingly friendly and creative people resulted in a seamless collaboration on four stunning … Read More
South of Zihuatanejo, on the Pacific coast of Mexico: a 200 acre property that combines simple elegance with natural beauty. A sustainable boutique hotel that provides guests with an immersive experience into the local landscape. The property includes a turtle sanctuary, an Aztec archeological site, an estuary, coastal forest and mangrove ecosystem along a mile … Read More
I’m honored to be featured in the first issue: Paksy Plackis Cheng has authored a wonderful book profiling thirty inspiring people and their social impact: “Impact X“. Building on that book she’s just launched a web magazine that features thinkers and doers who make a cultural, social or economic impact. “We feature thinkers and doers … Read More
Unexpected things can happen at the end of a typical photoshoot… A country lane stretching to the horizon, rolling through green hills and countryside. An undulating stretch of road, simple, pure lines, a lone cyclist at one with the landscape. The pharmaceutical client was very specific about the location for their international ads. The first thought … Read More
Sometimes life can take you in wonderful directions. With a few commercial shoots planned in NYC and Pennsylvania this past summer we decided to base out of my girlfriend’s townhouse in the heart of urban Philadelphia. While we were renovating that space I took time to soak up the Philly experience and dive into a … Read More
A year ago I joined writer and author Steve Friedman at Hiker Heaven, an “angel” rest stop at mile 454 on the 2,650 mile Pacific Crest Trail. The assignment: create beautifully real portraits of the hikers coming through and capture the feel of this unique rest stop on the PCT. Hiker Heaven is legendary on the … Read More
Update: June 21 – Here are some of the tear sheets from the ads: Last month my crew and I spent a few days creating lifestyle shots for a Laguna Beach luxury resort. Known for being the closest resort to the water’s edge, we slept to the sound of waves crashing on the sand and … Read More
Out in the current issue of AOPA magazine is actor Chris Meloni, photographed for the magazine back in late November. I have to admit that not owning a TV means I missed a lot of TV shows, Law & Order being one of them. I don’t think Chris holds that against me -he’s a really nice … Read More
Melvin Sokolsky is an inspiration: creative, dedicated and a man of strong convictions. Along with Irving Penn and Richard Avedon he defined fashion photography in the sixties. But beyond Penn and Avedon he pushed the creative envelope with his surreal and original ideas. The Bubble series created in 1963 for Harper’s Bazaar with model Simone … Read More
In the middle of January my two sons and I carved out a week and headed up the Pacific Coast Highway in “Lucy”, my 50 year old Airstream Safari. No cell reception, no internet – watching waves, watching whales – just us and the big metal toaster.