I am a photographer who was born in Vernon, Connecticut. During my senior year in high school I entered an international art and writing competition. My work got accepted and subsequently added to a publication of work. That was the pivotal moment when I realized I wanted to pursue a career in arts. Looking back on it, the photograph wasn’t even anything special but the thought that there were people who looked through thousands of works of art and decided my photo deserved recognition really moved me.
Something that has always inspired me in art and literature is how they can transport the audience to another world. I have so many worlds that pop into my head. I need to express them through photographs, illustrations, or writing in order to catch my breath. When I wrap up a series it’s like creating a vacancy for new ideas and worlds to move in.
Lately, I have been pondering why I create art as many artists have. Art grants me the tools to explore worlds within my imagination. More importantly, it’s always been centered on constructing characters. The more I think about it the more these characters are simply facets of myself. They are me and I am them. I understand now that my art is therapeutic as much as it is creative.
All works on this website © 2019 Steven Uccello.