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Trailer released – Modern Gypsies Compassionate Adventure: Ecuador

The goal for this trip was simple: One great act of compassion, one epic adventure.  Today is the release of the trailer and in months to come the web series will be released. We had such fun with this inspirational project!

In their words: “One year to the day, Ecuadorian earth clung to our clothing, our shovels hauled mounds of black dirt from deep trenches and we worked side by side with the men, women and children of Gulahuayco to complete a clean water system for their village. With fingers crossed, we turned the nozzle to see if all of our hard work had paid off.
All of this was the ending of an amazing journey that started with an attempt to climb one of the highest active volcanoes in the world. That’s just how us Gypsies roll :-)”

A set of 19 stills, a photo essay, is on my site here: Ecuador Clean Water.

PDN’s Photo of the Day – the SB Triathlon in B&W

PDN (Photo District News) has a short set of my B&W images from this year’s SB Triathlon as their “Photo of the Day”. PDN, an award winning magazine for the professional photo industry, started this series four years ago inspired by’s The Big Picture.

PDN Photo of the Day - SB Triathlon


Latest tear sheet: WebMD magazine

Out this week in a doctors office near you and on digital media for WebMD Magazine: a centerfold double spread of advertising Creative Director Bruce Taylor.  Looks pretty good for sixty years old!  Bruce was great to work with, we found a quiet section of Venice Beach and the November skies gave us some nice cloudscapes and texture – we stayed for the dramatic sunset.  Here’s the tear sheet and you can also find WebMD online.

Tear Sheet of Wave Runner Bruce Taylor for WebMDAnd here’s a shot behind-the-scenes with Bruce and my assistant – last fall’s intern Megan Winkley (newly engaged and soon to graduate from Brooks Institute):

kevin steele photography behind the scenes

testing, teaching, always learning.

Anna started today, here from Germany for the winter months. While reviewing some lighting scenarios we ended up playing with grids on the strobes, looking at light quality with and without the grids (which allow great control over the light spill and falloff).

As I pulled the 15 degree grid off the strobe I tried shooting through it with the camera and was pleasantly surprised…always learning.

PDF downloads – my website gets easier

My portfolio site exists to let the creatives at the ad agencies, design firms and magazines get a quick read on my style in the 15 seconds they have available.  Today it got a little easier: Create a custom PDF from among any of the images on my site, reorder and download.  So the Art Buyer can send a special PDF to the Creative Director of just the relevant images that tell the story or an Art Director can forward select images as a mood board to a client…

Click here to check it out – just select “Create PDF” from the menu.