About Stephan Alvin
Landscape and Wedding Photographer based in Central California / Retired Pro Figure Skater / World Traveler
Hey there, i’m stephan.
I’ve been a figure skater since I was 12 and when I was 23 I got the opportunity to tour with Disney on Ice and see the world. My first tour was Japan and I got a little point and shoot camera to take with me. I broke it soon after by dropping it in the subway the day before we were going to go to Kyoto. I took no pictures of my own on that day. I was devastated and replaced it soon after with another point and shoot. When I got home I bought my first DSLR and I was hooked. Since then I’ve been lucky enough to travel to 46 states and 71 countries (hopefully more to come soon), capturing just a small fraction of my experience on camera.
I believe that life is lived in the small moments in between the big moments and although the big moments are the ones that you see most often in photography, they are not what makes this craftspecial to me. It’s the mystery that captivates me. You can go to the same place where hundreds of people have taken pictures and come away with something that is unique and different or you can go to the same place repeatedly and get something different each time. The process, the act of seeing your pictures is always growing and changing and evolving. The fact that you can take something so simple in its initial form, pushing a button and taking a picture, and spend a lifetime perfecting it, and still barely scratch the surface, is what keeps me hooked.
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