Seeing The World As Art

Fine art photographer Steve Payne was born and raised in Wild Wonderful West Virginia and has always been in love with his state's incredible natural beauty. For over 30 years he's specialized in photographing people, and the landscape of West Virginia. Now, a renewed commitment to fine art photography is the driving passion behind his work with the camera and as an artist. "After all this time I still LOVE my work and the people I meet doing it."

Another new aspect to this work is that of beach and ocean images. "Due to family living in Florida my entire life, I have long considered it a second home. I've always loved the energy of the ocean and beauty of a landscape that is vastly different from my home in West Virginia. Though I am just beginning to photograph there seriously, this new path has already been a joyous one!"