Steve Stanger

Stationed with the Army Defense Language Institute in Monterey, Cali., Stanger was influenced by the work of Brett Weston and Ansel Adams, who were living and working in the area. He’s also inspired by Alvin Langdon Coburn, and often creates compositions activated by zigzagging, diagonal forms and geometric abstract imagery. Using digital creativity, Stanger captures his abstractions by using in-camera multiple exposures and a vortoscope (kaleidoscope), as well as focusing his perspective on reflected objects using a closer than normal point of view. He creates a contemplative, yet soothing and interactive relationship between himself and the viewer through these images.