Steve Anchell is internationally published with his fine artwork exhibited in galleries and private collections. Since his first exhibit in 1974, his work has been in more than sixty exhibits, including twenty-nine solo exhibits.
From 1970 to 1976 he owned a portrait and wedding studio, first in Los Angeles and then in San Luis Obispo, Calif. From 1977 to 1984 he operated a studio in Hollywood, California, which included as clients, Max Factor, Vivian Woodard, and Merle Norman cosmetics, IBM, Teledyne-Inet, Ohrbach’s Department Store, Wham-O Toys, Catalina Swimwear, and many others. Agency accounts included Doyle Dane Bernbach (DDB); Ogilvie & Mather (Ogilvie Group); Young & Rubicam (Y&R); and Evans/Weinberg.
Since 1970, Steve has written for Rangefinder and photo technique magazines and has been a contributing editor to Outdoor Photographer, Camera & Darkroom, and PhotoWork magazines. He has written columns, feature articles and interviews for Shutterbug, View Camera, Camera Arts, PIC, and PhotoPro magazines. He is the former editor of Photovision: Art and Technique and Focus Fine Art Photography magazines.
His three books, The Darkroom Cookbook, The Variable Contrast Printing Manual, and The Film Developing Cookbook are international bestsellers. Photo-Eye Books of Santa Fe named The Variable Contrast Printing Manual the best technical title of 1997. In 2001 The Nude at Big Sur, was published by Cold Creek Press. Focal Press will release his fifth book, Digital Photo Assignments, on August 26, 2015.
photo © 2018 Mary Ellen Wortham