Art Gallery Question Of The Week - Who is the Photographer
As art consultants, we are often asked what is possible in our gallery. Each week we will highlight a FAQ on our blog to help you get the most out of your art shopping experience.Q: Who takes these photos? Do you accept other artists? A: All of the photos are by just two people, Stephanie Hogue and Steve Munch, the gallery owners and photographers.
Both Stephanie and Steve were professional photographers before they met, Steve already owned a small photography studio as well as a golf shop, and Stephanie was a popular wedding and portrait photographer.
The photographic universe kept bringing the artists together. They knew of each other for some time, but their paths didn't cross until 2010 when Steve ran across the street in front of Stephanie's car. They were both in the harbor to photograph the snow-capped mountains and the resulting images were "Mighty Chieftain" and "Snow-caps and Sunshine."
"Mighty Chieftain" by Steve MunchThe next day fate worked it's magic again as they were seated next to each other at dinner and Stephanie's husband, Jim, who knew Steve from the golf shop and photo lab, made the introduction.
"Snowcaps and Sunshine" by Stephanie HogueIt so happened that both of them needed what the other offered: inspiration and knowledge. That was serendipitous beginning to this artistic duo joining forces and becoming the photography team known as Latitudes. We are so happy they did!