Steve Baker Photography
Steve Baker was born in Likuni, Malawi in 1966, a place he'd love to revisit. Asked about his influences Steve says,
"Malawi is really frustrating for me- I have no memory of it- we left when I was one and a half and my only souvenir was Malaria. At the same time the memory of it for my parents was always the biggest family legend so it has been big in my imagination all my life. Apparently due to a strange custom, there are adults in one of the villages named after me. My mum was Austrian and that coupled with me being born elsewhere meant that I grew up loving how I was not typically English. This has made me love experiences abroad."
Steve Baker is now a UK based photographer, living in Kent but travelling widely. He specialises in landscapes, both natural and urban. His photographic inspiration ranges from Nick Brandt, Sebastiao Salgado, Yousuf Karsh, Joel Tjintjelaar, to Robert Mapplethorpe.
Having worked initially in colour, Steve finds the creativity and possibilities of black and white becoming his preferred format. "Increasingly I am drawn to black and white. A black and white photographer does not have to be limited by the wish simply to represent reality. There is a whole history of the pioneers manipulating their negatives to create their vision and I similarly love manipulating the photographs in post production or even using more extreme techniques such as infrared or long exposure photography to create otherworldy effects." TINT-ART Gallery sell his first Collection of Limited Edition Contemporary Photography Fine Art Prints.