Unpublished, Unseen 3


Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Burma, 2010


So many of you have told me that you enjoy seeing the unpublished work, that I will try to put up previously unseen material more often. Thanks for looking at my blog.


57 Responses to “Unpublished, Unseen 3”

  1. Thank you for your beautiful work. It brings tears to my eyes and lifts my heart…..I have been a fan for many, many years. Annemaree

  2. great..great work..!!! i am a big fan of your photography. god bless.

  3. As commented, it’s great seeing more of your unpublished work. I was surprised to learn you were posting a blog, lucky for us. Thanks!

  4. Kseniya Says:

    At first your book of portraits caught my eye at a book store. I was amazed by it and later found your blog. It’s so good to be able to track your progress and see more of your photos. I am painter at heart and some of the art programs i applied to said that i need to work more on capturing the “essence” of things. Even though i was disappointed that i got rejected i realized that i haven’t been working nearly as much as i should and any sort of art, whether it be photography of painting, requires regular practice for improvement. Your variety and number of pictures is wonderful and demonstrates your dedication to the art. Thank you!

  5. You have moved me. Thank God for people like you.

  6. Steve, you are one of the reasons why I am still taking pictures ! But I have a question: why not some B&W ones …. ???

  7. Steve, you are the master ,the rest of us are mere mortals trying to emulate your style.
    You have inspired a generation of photographers.
    Your images are timeless and have a quality that has not been duplicated.

  8. Vivian Janeira Says:

    I am so moved by your photographes. Some brought me to tears. I admire your talent so very much.

  9. Thank you Steve! You have always been an inspiration for me. Love your pictures. Hope to see you again in Abu Dhabi some day… or anywhere in the this world….(most probably)

  10. Diane Richards Says:

    Hi Steve, these images are exquisite, stitched together like a fine tapestry.

    My favourite is the first, the little boy in Burma with the chocolate brown eyes and folded arms.

    Thanks so much for posting them.

  11. Dear Steve, seeing these pictures is definitely a privilege. Thank you for posting them. That is the great beauty and power of the internet and blogging where you can share works such as these. Thank you again and please don’t tire in posting them OR reading comments.

  12. Hey Steve, I ‘ve seen pretty much all of your work, so it’s great to see some of the unpublished stuff! I love your style of photography and I’m a big admirer of your work.



  13. Thank you Steve for your very special ‘eye’

    I like very much those pictures from Burma and also the khumb mela.
    I did pretty the same travel last year.


    Sylvain Brajeul

  14. Amazingly beautiful!! Thank you for sharing these.

  15. Steve your work is admirable, and I almost come to tears every time I look at it. It makes me thankful for every little thing in my life! It makes me think about things we take to granted, and is a mixed feeling, I ask why (to God sometimes) I have everything and these people have nothing, but than I know HAVE is meaningless, is what you are that counts, but can someone BE in this poor conditions?

  16. Steve,

    glad I found your blog, I have been a fan for a long time, and you have inspired me to be a photographer. I hope to someday be as creative as you.

  17. Stunning. I am in awe.

  18. Steve, like many others I also love seeing your unpublished work. I just received your newest book, The Unguarded Moment. I saw the gallery showing in Seoul and it was superb. Thanks!

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  20. Thanks for publishing these Steve. Also, I look forward to seeing what’s on that last roll of kodachrome.

  21. Hi Steve,
    i love your pics and i enjoy the exposition in Perugia, Italy. Thanks for offering us a lots of amazing clicks.

  22. Kaustubh Pandharipande Says:


    I am constantly following your blog, great to see some unpublished pictures. I too like the 2nd one, and like that you have used real glass… … … one can do creative work without much use of software.

  23. Thank you for sharing. I really like the second shot. I hope you’ll show us more “unseen” shots soon.

  24. Hi Steve,
    Loved your work here. I have no idea why it is not published, but I just loved the snaps of the first two kids and the France and Burma kid. the way you capture subjects is amazing. Please keep posting more.

  25. Yes indeed, keep posting any unpublished work. Beautiful shots.

  26. Giulia Says:

    Thank you for your pics, they’re like precious windows on the world and on the human being. Eachone is a special occasion to feel so many emotions.. Really, thanks a lot

  27. I so glad you like posting some of your unpublished work. Thank you.

  28. Thank you so much for posting these… they are absolutely amazing. The one that stopped me in my tracks is “Kumbh Mela Festival, India, 2010”. Stunning. You truly are an inspiration.

  29. Lovely photographs, I particularly like the first one. The boy’s eyes seem deep enough to jump into.

  30. Josh Bergeron Says:

    Unbelievable, inspiring work. I heard that you have almost 1,000,000 photos archived. I’d love to see more!

  31. Amazing photographs! I have always admired your photography – thank-you

  32. melaniegouby Says:

    Gosh, if my unpublished work looked like this! Fabulous pictures! Especially liked the one taken in France. Inspires me to work more on my home country… Thanks!

  33. Hi Steve,

    Beautiful stuff, love it all


  34. Thank you for sharing your pictures there’s magic in them.

  35. Great images!
    It is indeed a pleasure to view them.

    They look very ‘filmic’. May I ask if you shot them on film rather than in a digital capture?

    Many thanks.

  36. Always Wonderful:)
    I love your work my inspirator:)

  37. Susana Says:

    Steve, your photographs often make me very happy about being a part of this world, thank you

  38. The little girl with red dress has just become one of my favorites! Beside her beauty, I love her glare, her right hand, the light and colors! I even like the background which gives an idea of where she lives, I even like the wheel on the top right . . . everything is perfect!! Congratulation Steve!!!

  39. Absolutely amazing pics !!!! I saw some of your most famous pictures in an exhibition in Paris 2 weeks ago, it’s was incredible !!!
    I’m going abroad for a year in november and I would love to take pictures like yours… Your work is a big inspiration, so thank you for that.

  40. Absolutely amazing pics !!!! I saw some of your most famous pictures in an exhibition in Paris 2 weeks ago, it’s was incredible !!!
    I’m going abroad for a year in november and I would love to take pictures like yours… Your work is a big inspiration, so thank you for that

  41. Amazing portraits, amazing scenes… it’s so fascinating to watch these unseen before work of yours !

  42. Amazing work all over this blog, you are an inspiration to young photographers. Thank you and take care.

  43. aswirly Says:

    It is amazing how you can tell a story with each image and really capture the essence of people.

  44. These are just exquisite. I especially couldn’t take my eyes off the 2nd, 7th and 9th photograph. Absolutely stunning work Sir.

  45. These are just exquisite. I especially couldn’t take my eyes off the 2nd,7th and 9th shot. These are really gem of a work Sir.

  46. Steve: Thank you for sharing these with us. Your blog is a never ever ending source of inspiration for me.

  47. steve – glad these are no longer unseen – wonderful – marvelous….
    hope to see you soon

  48. Thanks for sharing unpublished work…

    I like second one most (The boy behind faded glass).


  49. Im so marveled at your works. Please keep sharing to amaze us.:-)

  50. Anonymous Says:

    I am really looking forward to seeing your Kumbh Mela set, Steve.

    I was there too and was so impressed on how different the reality is from the cliche of portraying the event mostly through the sadhus ignoring the millions of common indian people going there without holy credentials.

    this is what I got out of it…

    please let us know when (and where) your stuff is published

  51. Thank you for sharing those amazing pics! I think we learn a lot with each one. Thank you again.

  52. Wonderful images. Thanks a lot for posting these. You are such an inspiration!

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