Steve S. Meyer has been photographing the natural world for over
30 years. His main focus has been on the Baraboo Hills, Wisconsin
River Valley region in south central Wisconsin. Through a continual
learning process he attempts to capture the nuances and subtle changes
of light and landscape, changes created in a moment by a cloud passing
the sun, overnight by the freezing of a lake surface, or eons in
the creation of quartzite rock formations. Returning to a favorite
place always presents a new vision to contemplate.
Steves travels have taken him to western U.S., western Canada,
Ireland, Scotland, Iceland and New Zealand, where he has enjoyed
capturing moments in the landscapes of those regions.
Steve's images have graced the pages of Song of Place: A Natural
History of the Baraboo Hills, by Kenneth I. Lange (Ballindalloch
Press), and Dear Editor: Opinions and Comments from a Farmer-naturalist's
Viewpoint Plus Other Sketches from Past and Present by Harold Kruse
(Instant). Periodicals that have featured Steves work include
Wisconsin Trails Magazine, Wisconsin Natural Resources Magazine,
and The Leopold Outlook. His photographs have helped promote the
missions of several conservation organizations including The Nature
Conservancy, The Aldo Leopold Foundation, Wisconsin Society for
Ornithology, Friends of Devil's Lake State Park, Friends of the
Lower Wisconsin Riverway, and Midwest Environmental Advocates. Steve's
work was featured in a profile as a finalist of The Nature Conservancys
2007 and 2009 international photo contests. Steve's work has been
the subject of a recent profile on The Nature
Conservancy's web site .
Steves current project, a photo-essay book about the Lower
Wisconsin River Valley, has been 35 years in the making. This website
recently has been updated with over 100 images illustrating the
incredible biodiversity of the river valley; many of these photos
will be included in the book.
Steve has displayed his work in solo exhibits at the River Arts
Center in Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin and at the Steinhauer Trust
Gallery in the University of Wisconsin Arboretum visitor center.
All images are available for purchase as signed high resolution
inkjet prints using fine art paper and archival inks. The prints
are also available matted and framed using conservation materials
to ensure longevity for a lifetime. Purchase options are on the
Contact page of this site.