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Steven Schwartzman

Steven Schwartzman

Austin, TX

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I've been involved with photography since the late 1960s, when I got my first real camera toward the end of my two years in Honduras as a Peace Corps math teacher. From the 1970s through the mid-1980s I went through a phase of black and white infrared photography, often even in 3-D. My current period began in 1999. Call me a nature photographer and you won't be wrong, but because there's not a lot of majestic scenery where I live (which is Austin, Texas), I've gotten interested in portraying the native plants of the region, especially our many wildflowers. Along with them come occasional butterflies, birds, and other small creatures. I often think of all these subjects, even the plants, as if they were posing for portraits, so you could describe a lot of my work as environmental portraiture. Over the last decade my photographs have appeared in various magazines, particularly Wildflower and Texas Highways.

For several years now, at

portraitsofwildflowers.wordpress.com

I've maintained a daily nature photography blog that you're welcome to visit.

 

Virginia Creeper Creeping Up a Tree by Steven Schwartzman

 

Four-Nerve Daisy Bud Beginning to Open by Steven Schwartzman

 

Red Admiral Butterfly on Plum Blossoms by Steven Schwartzman

 

Silverleaf Nightshade Fruit by Steven Schwartzman

 

Virginia Creeper Leaflets by Steven Schwartzman

 

Prairie Paintbrush Flower by Steven Schwartzman

 

Sand Blowing Across a Dune by Steven Schwartzman

 

Sand Dunes and Dark Clouds by Steven Schwartzman

 

Sand Blowing Off a Dune by Steven Schwartzman

 

Dense Texas Wildflowers by Steven Schwartzman

 

Texas Thistle Bud by Steven Schwartzman

 

Two Ants Entombed in Sunflower Resin by Steven Schwartzman

 

Two White Snails on Flowering Liatris by Steven Schwartzman

 

Texas Red Oak Leaf Intricacy by Steven Schwartzman

 

Old Plainsman and Other Wildflowers by Steven Schwartzman

 

Buckeye Butterfly on Mountain Pink by Steven Schwartzman

 

Scarlet Leatherflower by Steven Schwartzman

 

Church Rock by Steven Schwartzman

 

Standing Cypress with Clouds by Steven Schwartzman

 

Standing Cypress Bud by Steven Schwartzman

 

Anemone Shedding Seeds by Steven Schwartzman

 

Redbud Tree with Dense Blossoms by Steven Schwartzman

 

Icicle on Greenbrier Leaf by Steven Schwartzman

 

Fall Foliage Reflected in Lake by Steven Schwartzman

 

Indiangrass Backlit by Steven Schwartzman

 

Gall on Texas Red Oak by Steven Schwartzman

 

Southern Shield Fern by Steven Schwartzman

 

Centrifugal Mountain Pink Flowers by Steven Schwartzman

 

Possumhaw with Fruit by Bare Sycamore Tree by Steven Schwartzman

 

Feather and Raindrops in Funnel Web by Steven Schwartzman

 

Flameleaf Sumac Near Sundown by Steven Schwartzman

 

Virginia Creeper Turning Red by Steven Schwartzman

 

Dense Rain-Lily Colony by Steven Schwartzman

 

Standing Winecup Bud and Flower by Steven Schwartzman

 

Mexican Plum Tree Densely Flowering by Steven Schwartzman

 

Prairie Fleabane Daisy Opening by Steven Schwartzman

 

Queen Butterfly by Steven Schwartzman

 

Brown Bitterweed Flower Opening by Steven Schwartzman

 

Spider-Grasshopper Standoff by Steven Schwartzman

 

Great Plains Ladies Tresses Orchid by Steven Schwartzman

 

Lace Cactus Flower Center by Steven Schwartzman

 

Fall Foliage in the Ouachita National Forest by Steven Schwartzman

 

Jimsonweed Flower Spiral by Steven Schwartzman

 

Dwarf dandelion with raindrops by Steven Schwartzman

 

Giant Ragweed Stalks Dried Out by Steven Schwartzman

 

Wet Sunflower and Tiny Crab Spider After the Rain by Steven Schwartzman

 

Crested Coral Root Orchid by Steven Schwartzman

 

Greenbrier Leaf in Fall by Steven Schwartzman