Steve Abrams was born in 1959 in Brooklyn, New York and grew up surrounded by artists and musicians, including his mother, Mary Abrams a prominent painter (maryabrams.net), and his father Norman Abrams, an accomplished amateur musician on Long Island, New York. Steve's uncle Bernard Heyman, was a professional photographer who along with his father gave him his early training in photography. By the time Steve was in the seventh grade he was well acquainted with developing film and printing pictures in the darkroom at his junion high school. By the ninth grade, Steve had built his own dark room in the basement of his parent's house. Steve spent many hours throughout his high school years taking photographs and processing black and white and color photos in his own dark room. Steve attended Allegheny College where he minored Art History, and spent many hours in the art studio and dark room as an art and photography student. Steve worked in the Allegheny Collge Art Gallery as a docent giving educational talks and tours of the various shows that were hosted by the gallery. Steve has maintained his enthusiasm for art and photography throughout his lifetime during a career as an attorney and digital forensics examiner.
A resdent of the South Carolina Lowcountry since 1993, Steve finds endless inspiration for new photo- art projects in the unique marine and aquatic landscapes and the extraordinairy birdlife found all around him.
Equipment – Steve currently shoots with both Nikon full-frame DSLRs and Sony Mirorless Alpha series cameras. Post-processing is done using a variety of tools from Nikon and Sony, Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom, and artistic filtering is applied using Topaz Studio.
Colorized self-portrait of Steve Abrams from his college years, circa 1978.