Meet the Artist: Steele Burrow
Where’d it all start?
I grew up spending summers with my family in Southwest Colorado and took roadtrips across the Southwest every few years with my dad, starting around age 10. Many of my favorite shots came from those trips and visits to places like Monument Valley, Horseshoe Bend, and Grand Teton.
Favorite photo you’ve taken and why?
It’s hard to pick just one but my landscape view of Horseshoe Bend is framed in my living room and printed on metal at 40x60 in my dad’s office. There’s something about the simplicity and topography of the scene that really grabs your attention, especially in black and white.
Where do you feel the most inspired?
The American West. I’ve been fortunate to travel to some stunning places abroad but there is still no place that can match the geographic diversity, natural scenery, and landscapes out west.
What advice do you wish you could give to your younger self?
Take creative risks and don’t be afraid to fail. You never know when “failed” creative experiments will come back to inspire later work or a spontaneous project will become a favorite multi-year series.
Favorite photographer or artistic inspiration?
Ansel Adams. Maybe not the most original answer, but his combination of black and white film with the landscapes of the National Parks will always be a timeless classic.
Favorite book, TV show, or movie from the past year?
Top Gun 2. I’m usually not a big fan of sequels but that one really took off.
Last meal on earth? (food, setting, people, etc.)
Texas BBQ platter from Pecan Lodge in Dallas.