Portrait, Portraiture, Chef, Mark Miller, Santa Fe,
Chef Mark Miller in his kitchen at home in Santa Fe, NM

I particularly enjoy photographing people within their environment. Their place and stuff helps create a stage set for the story around their life. The warmth, beauty and energy in this home kitchen in Santa Fe is very much a reflection of the personality of famed chef Mark Miller.

To discuss a portrait of you within your environment contact me.

WayneEastep@Gmail.com

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Chef Mark Miller

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Family Portrait
Reba Foster with her daughters Faye Foster and Patti Eastep

Family portraits serve many purposes; illustrating the relationships between family members, marking a point in time, and showing the personalities of each person in the family.

No wonder when a natural disaster happens people universally search through the rubble to find family portraits which serve as a memory. It is axiomatic of the human condition that we are connected to memory.

When you want to create a memory of your family contact me for a portrait session: WayneEastep@gmail.com

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Family Portrait

Family portrait.

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Business Headshot, Portrait, Portraiture,
Director of Research, ExxonMobil, Fairfax, Virginia

Collaborating with executives and business people to create a warm, connected and “real” portrait is often a challenge. They are working under demands on their time and attention and feel the pressures of their position. Being able to engage with them so they feel safe enough to open up and show their personality and be present is often the primary challenge. I am proud of this portrait. He gave to the photo session as much as I did. The portrait was successful because he made his personality and energy available for me to observe.

Until recently my assignments have been on location worldwide. Now I work from my Studio in Sarasota, Florida. Contact me to set up an appointment. I’ll work with you to create a successful portrait.

WayneEastep@Gmail.com

To see a collection of portraits visit my website: https://www.WayneEastep.com and go to the gallery Portraits.

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Business Portrait

Executive portraits.

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TED Talks, TED Conference, New Port, Rhode Island, Author,
Gloria Nagy, author and Richard Saul Wurman creator of the TED Conferences.

Portrait of Gloria Nagy, author and Richard Saul Wurman creator of the TED Talks, in their home in New Port, Rhode Island. I made this image of them for a GE ad promoting GE-Monogram appliances. The concept was to show “Style” influencers in situ.

After decades of photographing people in the places where they live, now I am photographing people in the place where I live, Sarasota, Florida. To arrange a portrait session contact me at WayneEastep@Gmail.com. I can photograph you in my Studio in downtown Sarasota or come to your location.

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Portrait; Gloria Nagy and Richard Saul Wurman.

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portrait, environmental portraits, people in place,
Saule Iskakova, a History teacher in the village of Kegen, Kazakhstan.

Saule Iskakova, History teacher in Kegen, Kazakhstan. 
When I saw Saule in the town square , I walked over and said “You have a lovely face. May I take your picture?” She said, yes, but one moment: she retrieved her passport containing her photograph as a young woman. “See, she said, ‘I used to be a pretty.’ I responded. “You’re right, and now you are beautiful..”

After decades of photographing people in the places where they live, now I am photographing people in the place where I live Sarasota, Florida.

Contact me at my Studio to schedule a portrait session. 917.675.0640 WayneEastep@Gmail.com

Cultural-Travel, Design, Portraits

Portrait: ‘Once I was pretty’ yes now you are beautiful

Portrait of Kazakh history teacher in Kegen, Kazakhstan.

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Happy winter solstice. The long days of darkness have passed. Now each day will bring more light and in time new life; grapes for wine, fresh arugula for salads, wheat for bread, raspberries for dessert…..

Fir tree in the Tien Shan mountains of Kazakhstan.

I turn to nature and celebrate the life and abundance that the light gives us. I hope to use each day to cultivate love, harmony, and beauty.

Kazakhstan, Prayer Cloths, Nature,
Prayer cloths on a tree by a mountain stream in Kazakhstan.

https://www.WayneEastep.com

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Happy Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice brings light and life.

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Winter solstice has passed and all those long dark days are being replaced by the light. Looking forward to seeing you at the gallery tomorrow, Saturday, December 22nd 11 am to 4 pm.

1338 Central Avenue between 13 & 14th Streets, Sarasota, Florida 34236.

The Living Seas, Underwater photography, fine art, marine life, ocean, sea, fish, Peacock Flounder
Peacock Flounder (Bothus lunatus). These fish live on the bottom or buried in the sand. They blend into their surroundings by changing their color. Little Cayman
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Squid, cephalopods, Teuthida, Bonaire
The Living Seas, Underwater photography, fine art, marine life, ocean, sea, fish, Yellowline Goby
Yellowline Goby (Gobiosoma horsti) These tiny fish live inside sponges and eat parasitic worms. Saba
The Living Seas, Underwater photography, fine art, marine life, ocean, sea, fish,
Queen Angelfish (Holacanthus ciliaris) Bonaire
Balloonfish (Diodon holocanthus). When attacked they will take in water or air to blow themselves up, extending their spines. Balloonfish are also called Porcupinefish. Florida Keys
Balloonfish (Diodon holocanthus). When attacked they will take in water or air to blow themselves up, extending their spines. Balloonfish are also called Porcupinefish. Florida Keys
The Living Seas, Underwater photography, fine art, marine life, ocean, sea, fish,
Longlure Frogfish (Antennarius multiocellatus). Frogfish use their ugliness as camouflage. They will hang out on a rock or sponge and trick unwary fish that come too close to investigate the lure wriggling from the frogfish’s head. Bonaire

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Looking forward to seeing you at the gallery tomorrow Saturday, December 22nd.

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Sarasota Herald-Tribune   

Entertainment & Life  Dec. 16, 2018  

by Marty Fugate / correspondent

 

Art-Sarasota, Entertainment & Life, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Artful giving: A gift as personal as it gets. by Marty Fugate / correspondent Sarasota Herald-Tribune December 16, 2018

Link to Sarasota Herald-Tribune article

 http://heraldtribune.com/entertainmentlife/20181215/artful-giving-gift-as-personal-as-it-gets

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Artful giving: A gift as personal as it gets. by Marty Fugate / correspondent

Studio portrait by photographer Wayne Eastep. Featured in Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Entertainment & Life by Marty Fugate / correspondent.

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Art Gallery, Sarasota, Florida, Art, Photo, Photography, Art prints, Photographer, Holiday Gifts, Sarasota-Florida

Photographer Wayne Eastep installing prints at Eastep Gallery

Photographer Wayne Eastep installing prints for the collection “The Living Seas” at Eastep Photography Gallery.

The exhibit of images will be on display December 22nd 11 am to 4 pm at 1338 Central Avenue Sarasota, Florida 34236.

The images are being offered to lift our spirits after the depressing experience with “red tide” along the coast of Sarasota in recent months.  These beautiful underwater images were photographed in the Carribean, the Florida Keys and the Gulf of Mexico. They show what a healthy marine environment looks like.

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The Living Seas collection

Underwater photographs on display at Eastep Photography Gallery December 22nd, 1338 Central Avenue, Sarasota Florida 34236

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Secretary Blenny looking out from it home an evacuated space within a coral.                      Secretary blenny (Acanthemblemaria maria). Blennies take up residence in tiny abandoned holes in coral. Most secretive, they spend most of their time hiding inside or cautiously venturing to the opening of their coral home. They are tiny usually less than 8 cm. long. Bonaire

The Living Seas.

This collection of underwater images made at the premier dive locations in the Caribbean and Florida Keys shows beautiful prints of the vibrant marine life within the Ocean.

Human perception of “out of sight out of mind” is a challenge to our insight into nature.  The oceans and seas are particularly vulnerable to our lack of knowledge because the majority of life beneath the surface is unseen and as a result beyond our consciousness.  This gap of knowledge and understanding is an existential threat not only to the health of the oceans but to our lives, livelihoods, and way of life.

This year, 2018, on the Gulf Coast of Florida a major ecological crisis has surfaced.  From within the waters of the Gulf, countless dead fish surfaced washing onto the pristine white crystalline sands of Siesta beach.  Siesta beach has been recognized as having  “the world’s finest, whitest sand”.

Red Tide has been a phenomenon for more than a hundred years resulting in fish kills.  The Red Tide this year has resulted in an extraordinary number of dead fish plus dead turtles, sharks, and dolphins. This year’s red tide event is historic and deadly serious.  It is a serious threat to marine life, human life, and economics.

For those of us experiencing this deadly event, it has been depressing.  I’ve curated a collection of underwater images I made in the Gulf, Florida Keys and Caribbean which are full of life and beauty.  They are offered to show what a Living Sea looks like and to uplift our spirit.

You’re invited to an opening showcasing these prints October 27, 11 am to 4 pm at my gallery Eastep Photography, 1338 Central Avenue, Sarasota, Florida 34236.

 

 

 

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The Living Seas

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