Lost in Thought

Bagan, Burma/Myanmar
 A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought.  There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor. 
– Victor Hugo
 Angkor Wat, Cambodia

 Never be afraid to sit a while and think. 
– Lorraine Hansberry,  A Raisin in the Sun
 Varanasi, India

 Iron rusts from disuse, stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen;
even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind. 
-Leonardo da Vinci, Notebooks, 1508
New York City 
South Korea 
United States
AFGHN-12422Ahmed Shah Massoud, Kabul, Afghanistan
Bamiyan, Afghanistan
No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.
– Voltaire

CAMBODIA-10298Angor Wat, Cambodia 

Jammu & Kashmir 
SPAIN-10020NFMuseo Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
Guernica and the Evolution of Consciousness, Picasso

USA-10292Grand Canyon, Arizona, United States

Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again?
Winnie the Pooh,  A.A. Milne

41 Responses to “Lost in Thought”

  1. Absolutely awesome imagery as usual. Your work is truly inspirational.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    loved the new York pic . it was just like as they show in movies. felt as if a car would just come speeding from the corner.

  3. john stewert…

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  4. Anonymous Says:

    You photographic vision never ceases to amaze me. I never tire of viewing your fine images.

    Warmest Regards,


  5. Your images makes an impact on whoever sees them. You made everyone feels connected to them. Great works!

  6. Hi Steve! How are you? Spent the first hour of my day looking at your photos. Do you get people who cry just by looking at your work? Hahahaha, I’m one of those. Beautiful. Cheers!

  7. Anonymous Says:

    Just one word to describe your photography “awesome”

  8. “A man can stand a lot as long as he can stand himself. He can live without hope, without friends, without books, even without music, as long as he can listen to his own thoughts.”

    Axel Munthe

  9. I liked the New York City- shot much

  10. Excelente reportaje.


  11. liucong Says:

    Very profound picture, well worth thinking, I like it very much, thanks for sharing of blogger, thank you.

  12. your work is truly beautiful and inspiring, i’m amazed by absolutely every picture you take!

  13. Marietta Yandoc Says:

    Steve’s pictures show that life’s moments are precious and every person is “cherisheable”.

  14. Awesome pictures, as always!

  15. Don’t have adequate words…

  16. Beautiful work Steve, I particularly like the pictures shot in Afghanistan.

  17. a picture paints a thousand tales and so silence and reflection may create a thousand pictures

  18. a picture creates a thousand tales and so silence and reflection may produce a thousand pictures

  19. Every picture takes us to a journey of enlightenment and story of human being. No words can express the understanding and depth we feel looking at your great photos. Thank you for the opportunity and our great appreciation for you wonderful photography work.

    • Hi Steve, I am a london wedding photographer but shoot travel photography as well. I have always found your work inspiring I must say. Your images are engaging and thoughtful – everything that good travel photography should be.

  20. Dr. Paraj Shukla Says:

    Dear Steve, Great work and a ‘thoughtful theme” ;~))

  21. It’s really stunning.

  22. I am in awe of your photos.

  23. Top notch as usual.

  24. Caro Steve
    ja dizia o grande poeta Brasileiro Lupicinio Rodrigues

    “”O pensamento parece uma coisa à toa
    mas como é que a gente voa quando começa a pensar
    A minha casa fica lá de traz do mundo
    Onde eu vou em um segundo quando começo a pensar.””

    Lindas fotos
    abraços do Brazil

  25. Impressed by the colours and composition.
    Great theme, I will remember this one. (among your others :D)
    Kind regards from the Netherlands,

  26. Rich photos, full of emotion and compassion and wisdom. Absolutely sublime!

  27. Steve, I am a huge fan of your work. The intimacy of the moments you capture really touch the heart and the technical aspect of your work is an inspiration to us all.

    In your recent blog post, the photo you took of the Grand Canyon looks to have been taken at the very same location from which I took a similar photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cheap1/5235315718/

    Carl Schaefer

  28. hermosas fotos como siempre!!

  29. I am a big fan of your work, however the Burma images always trouble me – always. As a photojournalist do you ever consider the political situation in Burma? To be sure it is a beautiful country, but i think that your beautiful Burma images often soften the painful reality of Burma.

  30. You are my inspiration!

  31. just beautiful.

  32. Your images always take my breath away…and I get lost within them. Thank you for capturing the beauty of life in all things and sharing it with all of us~ You are such a gift~

  33. opening and closing shots are the most amazing!!

  34. Steve your work is great ! Every time I see your photos I get inspired. Like I said earlier also that I think only you can present your story such a way. Same thought with the pictures from all around the world. Only you can do this ! I express my respect to you from the bottom of my heart !

  35. Spell Bound..like always…

  36. Thought, something we all do anytime and we do not realize.

    Wonderful theme and photos set.

    Kind Regards.

    • Anonymous Says:

      I like Massoud´s picture a lot. great image !!!! all of them actually are. thank u for sharing.

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