Recent Trade Show Photography Work

Seems like almost forever since I last posted here.  Been hanging out mostly on Facebook.  It’s been so long, in fact, that the WordPress dashboard controls have changed…twice.

I’ve now been a full-time photographer (shooting mostly trade show exhibits and designer jewelry) for over five years.  Can’t even believe it myself…

Sprinkle in teaching, writing a “how to” column for an on-line jewelry magazine, plus graphic and even occasional web design (as long as I don’t have to actually do the coding) and I have the makings of a wonderfully varied career.  It’s even more satisfying, because I made this change at age 60, in the midst of a pretty horrific recession.  Yet, I’m still here. And my little business keeps growing nicely. Thanks to a lot of wonderful clients.

I’ve been shooting since age 15.  But, until a few short years ago, thought my camera would forever be a diversion and delight…never an actual source of income.

When people hear that I specialize in two such diverse areas, my choices may seem strange.  But you do what you know and love.  My wife, Jonna Faulkner, is an amazing jewelry designer whose work I started capturing at least 15 years ago.  And I was an owner of a trade show exhibit design and manufacturing firm for almost 30 years. Truth be told, while the difference in scale is immense, most of my “subjects” are beautiful objects, made, mostly by hand, individually or in groups, by talented craftspeople and designers.  So there ya go…

This summer has been especially fruitful on the trade show side, I’ve had the opportunity to shoot some large, beautiful structures.  Below the signature are a few of these recent projects.  All but one ( a semi-oldie/goodie) were shot since March 2016.

A parting thought…in his now-famous 2005 Stanford University graduation address, Steve Jobs said something I took to heart…

                      “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”

Hear, hear to that.

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7 Responses to Recent Trade Show Photography Work

  1. annrosier says:

    Glad to see you back….now I’ve got to start using my Word Press!

  2. Bill Schroder says:

    The lighting in these shots is amazing, not to mention the clarity of the photos themselves. Your clients, each and every, must have been ecstatic!

  3. melmwhite says:

    Hi Steve — Thanks for sharing the exhibit by Atlantic Exhibits and Classic Rental Solutions. Hard to believe it’s a rental, but then again, rentals have become indistinguishable from purchases anymore.

    • steverossman says:

      Amazing, Mel! As you know, I’ve been in the industry for more years than I can count, AND I crawled all over the exhibit. I had no idea it was a rental! Congratulations! It was both a gorgeous and functional exhibit!

  4. Jojo Colina says:

    Nice exhibit photography! How are you doing these days?

    • steverossman says:

      Doing very well, Jojo. Whole new life after EXP…as a trade show exhibit photographer. Having a ball. Doing a ton of work. Leaving this morning for Black Hat 2017/Las Vegas. Life’s good. How about you?

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