Biography

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.

Steve’s 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 Steve’s 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 Conservancy’s 2007 and 2009 international photo contests. Steve's work has been the subject of a recent profile on The Nature Conservancy's web site .

Steve’s 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.

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