Stevie Gaymon is a photographer based in Washington Metropolitan area. Born and raised here, he is interested in capturing the people and sites of the area. His work in photography began in the mid-eighties, when he owned and managed a family portrait studio. After a bit of a hiatus, he has diversified his interests and is excited to re-enter the world of photography, with a digital lens.
Stevie captures images using a wide range of photographic styles. His gift for bringing people to life on the page can be seen in his work with local figures and artists, including Al Sharpton and Dottie Peoples (vocal artist). While he has an extensive background in executive and family portraiture, nature has been a consistent calling for his artistic pursuits.
Intrigued by photography as a creative way to connect with people and interesting elements in nature, Stevie is most excited to continue to develop his craft in the world of experimental and fine art photography.
“My art is driven by a deep love of nature and people. Photography offers me the opportunity to steal an intimate moment with both. I am moved by James Van Der Zee, and the closeness I feel to his subjects when I view his photographs. The human nature that is captured in his work is captivating. The swirls of color and etched lines of Henri de Toulouse Lautrec’s paintings and prints also convey a quality of Parisian life that pulls me into each scene. In my own work, I am inspired by the mixture of art and nature, and the exciting things that emerge when the lines are blurred between the two. I have always been drawn to the beauty and intrigue of birds of all types. For the last seven years, I have focused my lens on the majesty of eagles, in particular.
In The Butterfly Effect, my current work, I explore the wonder of these vibrant creatures that are both so common and familiar, and yet so magical and mysterious at the same time. I was excited to illuminate the diversity of each insect’s regional origins by highlighting the vast range of colors found in their impressive wings. This exhibit invites you in, to take a closer look.”