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Steve E. Chapman

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Blue Tile Special, 2010 Photography 6' X 8" © 2010
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Mid-Market, 2010 iPhone Photography 6" X 8" © Steve E. Chapman
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Please Take a Seat, 2010 iPhone Photography 6" X 8" © Steve E. Chapman
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The Meeting, 2010 Photography 11" X 14" © 2010
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Mangrove #1, 2008 Photography 11" X 14" © Steve E. Chapman
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Pushin', 10-10-2010 Photography 11" X 14" © Steve E. Chapman
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Hardhat in Hand, 06-2010 Digital Photograph 11" X 14" © Steve E. Chapman
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Off to Work, July 2007 Photography 11" X 14" © Copyright 2007
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Whipped, 2005 Photography 11" X 14" © Steve E. Chapman
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Cannon Hold Down, July 2009 Digital Photo 11" X 14" © Steve E. Chapman
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Out of Gas, 8/2011 Digital Photography 11x14" © Steve E. Chapman 2011
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Pills, September 2011 Photography 11" X 14" © Steve E. Chapman
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Fenced Out, December 2010 iPhone Photography 6' X 8" © Steve E. Chapman 2010
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Barreled, May 2011 iPhone Photography 6" X 8" © Steve E. Chapman
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Best Head In Town, April 2011 iPhone Photography 6" X 8" © Steve E. Chapman
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Go Greyhound, October 2010 iPhone Photography 6" X 8" © Steve E. Chapman
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New Year's Day, January 2011 iPhone Photography 6" X 8" © Steve E. Chapman
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Barber Shop Bayview, October 2010 iPhone Photography 6" X 8" © Steve E. Chapman
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Downtube Shifters, 01/2012 Digital 14" X 11" © Steve E. Chapman
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Groves #1, Jan 2012 Digital Photography 11" X 14" © Steve E. Chapman
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Groves #2, Jan 2012 Digital Photography 11" X 14" © Steve E. Chapman
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Groves #3, Jan 2012 Digital Photography 11" X 14" © Steve E. Chapman
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Groves #4, Jan 2012 Digital Photography 11" X 14" © Steve E. Chapman
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Groves #5, Jan 2012 Digital Photography 11" X 14" © Steve E. Chapman
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Groves #6, Jan 2012 Digital Photography 11" X 14" © Steve E. Chapman
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Groves #7, Jan 2012 Digital Photography 11" X 14" © Steve E. Chapman
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Groves #8, Jan 2012 Digital Photography 11" X 14" © Steve E. Chapman
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Groves #9, Jan 2012 Digital Photography 11" X 14" © Steve E. Chapman
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Ice, April 2012 Digital Photography 14"x11" © Steve Chapman 2012
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Lean, April 2012 Digital Photography 14"x11" © Steve E. Chapman 2012
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Swung, April 2012 Digital Photography 14"x11" © Steve E. Chapman
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Trailer, 05/2012 Photography 11" X 14" © Steve E. Chapman
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Shack © Steve E. Chapman
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Nude Girls, Apr. 2012 © Steve E. Chapman
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Elevate, Sept. 2012 Digital Photography 11" X 14" © Steve E. Chapman
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Holiday Boat, December 2012 Digital Photography 11" X 14" © Steve E. Chapman
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Night at the Ballpark, December 2012 Digital Photography 11" X 14" © Steve E. Chapman
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Dump Truck, Jan 2013 Digital Photography 11" X 14" © Steve E. Chapman
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Locked Up, Jan 2013 Digital Photography 11" X 14" © Steve E. Chapman
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No Stopping, Jan 2013 Digital Photography 11" X 14" © Steve E. Chapman
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Lunch Line, January 2013 Digital Photography 11" X 14" © Steve E. Chapman
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Soda, May 2013 Digital Photography 14" X 11" © Steve E. Chapman
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Cornered, May 2013 Digital Photography 14" X 11" © Steve E. Chapman
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Cracked, July 2013 Digital Photography 14" X 11" © Steve E. Chapman
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The Jagged Edge, Feb 2013
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Carted, May 2015 Digital Photography © Steve E. Chapman 2015
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Honolulu
Birth year
1961
Lives in
San Francisco
Works in
San Francisco
Tags
landscape, photography, digital, street, photo
Statement

Steve Chapman is a photographer based in San Francisco, CA.  He has been photographing for over 30 years.   He has traveled extensively around the world in pursuit of the perfect photograph.  Steve is passionate about finding form in architecture, landscape and urban streetscapes.  His presentation of form as the subject of an image evokes an appreciaton of the subtleties of the ordinary.

About the artist

 

 

I started taking photos in high school with a trusty Pentax K1000 SE.  My muse in those days were images I came across in my day-to-day suburban journeys-images of things that I found intriguing for many different reasons and in many different ways, but at the same time represented by unremarkable things or places.  I’ve since expanded the scope of my travels to places remote and distant, but still I’m drawn to those images that others may simply pass by.

 

 

Most of my inspiration is fueled by my interest in form and how form becomes the subject itself.  I’ve always been fascinated by form, be it either natural or constructed.  It is especially satisfying to find a form of a familiar object and place it in a perspective that takes it out of the ordinary.  For example, a group of planes parked on the ground below an expansive sky or a tree seemingly growing out of the ocean provides an opportunity to consider the space around the objects and their context rather than just the objects themselves.

 

 

Presenting an image from a different perspective gave me a feeling that what is old can be new.  A simple shift in context or perspective can breathe vibrancy into an image or raise an inquisitive eyebrow as to what the object might be.

 

 

My work includes architectural, landscape, abstract and urban streetscapes.  Within each of these contexts I try to create a viewpoint that is out of the ordinary- to make the ordinary extraordinary.

 

 

I am influenced by artists who share a strong understanding of form such as William Eggleston, Lee Friedlander and Andreas Gursky.   My work builds on their central ideas of scale, perspective and context to create an image that demands your utmost attention.

 

Steve has exhibited at Rayko Gallery, Minibar Gallery, Space Gallery, Satellite 66 Gallery and SF Open Studios.  He also has been a juried winner on Artslant

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