The Photography of Stephen Appel

May 25 - June 11, 2018

Opening Reception May 25 at 5:30 PM

"My career in photography began before I graduated college (Harpur College '72).  I photographed all the turmoil surrounding the demonstrations against the war in Vietnam.  I learned about using light, composition and perspective to tell a story.  I continued working as a photojournalist on a daily newspaper.  I followed that working in a photo processing lab and then as an assistant in the photo studio of a large industrial corporation.  All the experiences I had in those positions helped me to sharpen my eye and appreciate the elements that create an image that touches all the senses.  I believe that the best images are the ones that waken the emotions and passions.  In 1978 I opened my own studio.  My emphasis is industrial, commercial and portrait photography.  I produce images in my studio and on location of products and people at work and events of all types.  My images range from technical documentation to abstract conceptual images.  


Being a photographer has opened many doors to meet all kinds of people and to have experiences that I never would have had.  I am still learning so much on many different levels and that is what keeps me coming back for another view through the lens."