Stephen Mitchell | About

A visual guy by nature, I have been photographing life as it unfolds for 4 decades. I guess one could surmise that I tend to be more of a photojournalist then fine art photographer, although I sometimes get lost between the two. Self taught and mentored by my father, a black and white specialist, my craft shaped by hanging out in darkrooms, often experimenting with different and unusual photographic techniques. As the digital age came to fruition, my passion for being behind the lens strengthened.

 

Light, place and time are three photographic tenets that I always live by. I carry a camera......always.....since good light, at the right place and the right time, can often sneak up on me. I never want to miss out, as those unexpected moments can be priceless! As a child, traveling as a family, we would often come to a screeching halt in the car as Dad would jump out and disappear over the bank, camera in tow. Minutes later, smile on his face, he would say, "got it". 

 

Somehow, Dad's style stuck.