I am a photographer and lover of the arts. I have lived in Connecticut my whole life and, currently, I am enrolled in the University of Connecticut’s School of Fine Arts. I have an associate’s degree in photography from Manchester Community College. On the side when I am not making photographs or working on projects, I love to create maps for different gaming engines.
During my senior year at high school I entered an international student art and writing competition and had my work selected for print. That was the moment I realized I wanted to pursue a career in fine arts. Looking back on it the photograph wasn’t even that good but the thought that there were people who looked through thousands of works of art and decided my photo deserved recognition really moved me.
It dawned on me when creating this site just how much I gravitate towards photographing bodies of water. Whenever I am near one I feel compelled to catalog its shores. Lately, though, I have begun to compile whole scenes. I love to imagine. I assume most artists would tell you that. Constructing whole worlds from a single idea is a simply magical process.
My first worldbuilding exercise was a post-apocalyptic timeline that portrayed loneliness and isolation. It was all new to me but the images speak for themselves. Then, I took some time to start on a second avenue. My dystopian worldbuilding series focuses less on the setting and more on the costumes and gear of the fiction. I would like to keep exploring alternate universes in the future as they let me be the control freak that artists usually are. I constantly fine tune every aspect of my work from the concept to the final print.
Lately, I have taken up the act of sublimation printing on aluminum sheets. When I was in Honolulu there was a gallery on the strip that showed only sublimation work. It was there that I fell in love with their look. The prints are like a mirror with the whites being replaced with a beautiful brushed aluminum finish. When I watch people look at my work they love to walk from side to side; mesmerized by the way the lights illuminate certain features of the scenes.
This is a thin biography but I am young and there is still a lot of room for me to grow. I hope you enjoy my work and feel free to start a conversation if you have inquiries or comments.
All works on this website © 2017 Steven Uccello.