Bio

Photography has been a longtime passion and sometimes vocation. From 2004-2015 my primary interest was photographing ghost towns, junkyards, and modern ruins by the light of the moon. I taught night photography, Photoshop, and Lightroom classes at colleges and workshops during much of this time. I've also enjoyed shooting 360º panoramas.

As of late 2016, I'm mostly taking a break from the presentation layer of photography.

  • Stay tuned to the blog for occasional photos and updates.
  • View a weird and wonderful collection of photos on Tumblr.
  • See links about cars, film, music, & photography on Twitter.
  • Discover books, including photography books, on Goodreads.

Articles & Interviews

Shows

  • Ascendancy: Steve Harper and the San Francisco School of Night Photography - Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco. December 8, 2016 - January 13, 2017. Opening December 8, 2016 from 6-8 p.m.
  • The Highway: A Lost Culture - Rasdall Gallery, University of Kentucky - April 2012
  • Nocturnes 20th Anniversary - Harvey Milk Photo Center, San Francisco, CA - 2011
  • Mare Island Nocturnes - Mare Island Historic Park Fdn Museum, Vallejo, CA - 2011
  • The Nocturnes at 20 - Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA - 2011
  • Darkness Darkness - Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA - 2010-2011
     
  • Dark Resort - Lucky Ju Ju, Alameda, CA - 2010
  • Night Light - Lightbox Gallery, Astoria, OR - 2010
  • Casual Abyss (Hamburger Eyes) - Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA - 2010
  • Big M: Classic Cars Under the Moonlight - Lucky Ju Ju, Alameda, CA - 2009
  • Darkness Darkness - 3 Columns Gallery, Boston, MA - 2008
  • Toy Camera Dreams - Lucky Ju Ju, Alameda, CA - 2008
     
  • Boneyard - Lucky Ju Ju, Alameda, CA - 2007
  • Cerrito Theater - El Cerrito, CA - 2007
  • Abandoned After Dark - Lucky Ju Ju, Alameda, CA  - 2006
  • San Mateo City Hall - San Mateo, CA - 2006
  • Studio Nocturne - Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA - 2006
  • After Dark And In The Streets - Lucky Ju Ju, Alameda, CA - 2005