A Painter can create anything he wishes using his imagination, colors, textures and shapes on his canvas. A Photographer, however, needs to find the ideal subject and place as a basis for creating his photographic art. Some photographers go to great lengths to do this, like climbing snow covered mountains, or trekking through a hostile jungle or swamp… and the final results can be extraordinary. This photographer prefers to photograph everyday things, like flowers, sunsets, people, animals and landscapes, and then manipulate the photographs (or not) to achieve his photographic art.
The photographs shown on this website are examples of the work created by Steve Ravner, over many years as a dedicated, serious photo enthusiast. They represent a much larger body of work, which started decades ago using film cameras, and exotic darkroom techniques to make one-of-a-kind prints for display. With the technological advances using digital cameras and computers, the “artistic” aspects of photography greatly multiplied, and have been employed to achieve the imagination of the photographer… not quite as freely as a painter, but close enough.