For the past seventeen years, Steve Bloom has travelled to the remotest reaches of the world, capturing spectacular photographs of its wildlife. Deliberately anthropomorphic, with many pictures featuring eye contact, Steve Bloom's work has an intimacy that highlights the common threads linking all living beings. These connections pervade all his work, including his studies of people.
His best-selling photography monographs have been published in twenty languages worldwide. Titles include Untamed, Elephant, Spirit of the Wild, In Praise of Primates, Living Africa, and Trading Places: The Merchants of Nairobi. His outdoor giant exhibition installations,Spirit of the Wild, have been seen by an estimated ten million people in eleven European cities, the latest of which was recently held in Edinburgh.
His work has been in many solo and group shows, including London's Photographers' Gallery, The National Portrait Gallery and Museum Folkwang. International awards for his work include The Power of Photography Award, The Golden Eye of Russia, and the Lucie Awards.
Steve Bloom's limited-edition photographs are printed on heavyweight museum etching paper. These archival pigment prints have a warm tone that gives them an appealing depth and allure. His colour prints are printed on fine-art paper with baryta brightening properties, yielding a richness of colour and archival permanence that has only recently become possible due to advances in printing technology.
Steve Bloom has two sons and lives with his wife in Kent.