Steve received his first camera as a Christmas gift in 1961, a Kodak Brownie Flashmite - which he still has. It wasn’t long after that he bought his first car magazines: Car & Driver, Hot Rod, and Sports Car Graphic – which he still has. This was the beginning of a passion that continues today and led to the creation of the photographs you see here. In 1976 Steve took a photo journalism class at UWEC and started photographing amateur sports car races for class assignments. This was also the year that he joined the Chippewa Valley Sports Car Club and started driving in competition, first in rallys and autocrosses, that soon led to road racing with small sedans and eventually Formula Ford. 1979 brought the first of many trips to Brainerd International Raceway to photograph the IMSA GT series, Vintage racers, and Can-Am series. Indy cars were added to the list of subject material in 1980 while Formula One, the American LeMans Series, the Grand Am Rolex series and NASCAR are more recent additions. Besides Brainerd International Raceway, Steve has photographed races at the Milwaukee Mile, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and Road America. What began as a hobby became a full-time profession in 1984 with the establishment of Visual Graphics, where photographing racing cars soon took a back seat to weddings, portraits and commercial & industrial photography. It was also during the early 1980s that Steve began photographing the world around us. He credits Brett Weston and Ansel Adams for opening his eyes to the many subjects that we often overlook, from grand landscapes to tiny details. Today Steve is still photographing a wide variety of subjects, he is also a driving instructor and staff photographer at the Brainerd International Raceway Performance Driving School, and served as director of photography for the Chippewa Valley Air Show in 2008 and 2010. He continues to add new images of the American landscape and the people and cars involved in racing whenever possible, each outing being a new adventure full of new opportunities.