Steve Uzzell is one of the top advertising and corporate photographers in the country. He started in the photography business 35 years ago as the assistant to the editor of National Geographic and a member of their photographic staff. He now shoots for a roster of clients that includes airlines and automobile manufacturers; travel, shelter and fashion magazines that includeHouse and Garden, Coastal Living, and House Beautiful; six clients in the United States and even three foreign countries. His work has garnered international acclaim and won numerous awards, including ten from Communication Arts. Along the way he has photographed two books, Maryland, and The View From Sterling Bluff and had editorial work published in over 80 publications.
Using his striking photographs as illustrations of his metaphor about possibility and creativity, Mr. Uzzell inspires audiences to take advantage of his experience and vision to make any venture an adventure. In any project he undertakes, his preparation lays the foundation for magic to happen; “Chance favors the prepared mind,” said Louis Pasteur. After all, our eyes will only ever see what our mind is prepared to comprehend. He spends six months of the year traveling the world for his clients; the remainder teaching and delivering his presentation “Open Roads Open Minds: An Exploration of Creative Problem Solving.”