Steve Round, Southern California Member Since January 2010 Artist Statement I was born and raised in Southern California. Although I love it here in California I have always had a passion for traveling, and seeing new people and places. I started traveling around the world at a fairly young age, and now at the age of 24 I have visited eight different countries, and plan on seeing all the rest before the end of my life. Experiencing different cultures has become a sort of addiction for me. There is so much to see in the world and I plan on knowing and seeing what is out there.
My first encounter with photography was through my Grandfather
when I was young. After that I always found photography to be a favorite stress reliever. I never considered myself to be that great at it until a highschool trip to Ireland. The pictures I got out of that trip from simple disposable cameras made me realize that I saw the everyday things differently from other people. Since then I have developed my skills through classes, shooting along side others, and teaching myself through trial and error. Not a day goes by where I am not constantly finding the beauty in everday objects, sights, and people.
The line of work that I am in now doesnt not allow me as much time as I would like to focus on my photography, but it still remains a great passion of my life, and even if there is no significant financial gain from my work, I am just satisfied sharing it with likeminded people.