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Steve Zmak

Steve Zmak

Dune Fluidity No. 21

Aerial photo of dunes at sunrise as the light oozed over the soft hills and ridges.

Awards

Black & White Photo Contest

2022

Nominee

Abstract

Professional

Dune Fluidity No. 21

Aerial photo of dunes at sunrise as the light oozed over the soft hills and ridges.

About Artist

Steve Zmak

Steve Zmak captures the essence of California and The West through photography that speaks to the soul. Steve’s photographs capture an ideal of the West, pristine and untouched by encroaching development. From a lone surfer on a desolate beach to a sunrise breaking through oak trees, his pictures invite viewers to revel in the moment and make it their own. His photography celebrates the culture, history, and lifestyle of California and the West, and illustrates his deep spiritual connection to the natural world and our place in it. “I believe we are all elements of nature, and we cross a line when we believe we can elevate ourselves above nature. We have a place in the greater scheme; we are not the greater scheme.” Working from his Marina, California home studio, Steve enjoys shooting the West’s most breathtaking landscapes, from rugged coastal bluffs to sun-drenched valleys and blossoming vineyards to rushing mountain streams and trickling glaciers. He works to protect the environment through his local activism and contributions to conservation causes. He donates 10 percent of the proceeds from every photography sale to nonprofits working for the environment. “Whether it’s the water that quenches us, the air that sustains us, the food that nourishes us, or the connection we share with all living things, it is imperative that we balance the need for ‘jobs and growth’ with the simple ability for all of us, regardless of economic status, to survive and thrive on this planet.” Steve’s photographs have been exhibited at the National Steinbeck Center, Center for Photographic Art, California State Capitol Museum, Monterey Museum of Art, and several California galleries and wineries. “I am a Lorax. Are you one, too?”

Steve Zmak

Photographic Areas of Focus

Abstract, Advertising & Commercial, Aerial, Astro, Fine Art, Food & Drink, Landscapes, Macro, Nature, Still Life, Street, Wildlife

Location

United States of America

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