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Boston - Around & Above

Monday, November 11th


Newton Senior Center

Steve Dunwell

Steve Dunwell has been fascinated by our cityscape, its skies and skylines, for decades. Entralled with weather and clouds, he finds special viewpoints to reveal the urban landscape. His work covers decades of close observation of the City on the Hill. 

This presentation will feature images taken from rooftops, decks, piers and bridges, helicopters, and some recent drone work. Steve will discuss his favorite techniques, including the benefits of returning frequently to certain photogenic locations. He will show and discuss his urban photo work, and review strategies for getting best quality results.  Several photo location sweet spots will be explored. 

As a long-term resident of Boston with a deep interest and affection for this great city, Steve has made a career of creating  interesting, unusual and dramatic urban views.  His color photographs capture the special moments and atmospheric effects that come with our seasons. Living in the center of Boston, he has unique local access to many urban viewpoints. He shares his enthusiasm and experience with the audience in a lively slide-show with commentary.


Newton Senior Center
345 Walnut Street

Newton, MA 02460

Enter by the back door. Take steps (or elevator) up to the main floor and turn left. The meeting room is on the left. Parking is on streets around Newton Senior Center.

Steve Dunwell

Steve makes photographs of New England – its people, landscape, and industry – for publications, for collectors, and for advertising.  Many of his photographs are featured in a series of fourteen picture books on regional subjects, including Extraordinary Boston.


He also works on corporate and editorial assignments, concentrating on industrial environments, architecture, aerials and portraiture. He has traveled to over 40 nations on 5 continents. Editorial clients include Smithsonian, Yankee, American Style, Geo, American Heritage, Black Enterprise, Preservation, Boston Magazine, Landscape Architecture, Dwell, Afar, Where, Print and National Geographic Traveler.


Steve created Back Bay Press in 1994.  Back Bay Press specializes in photographic studies of New England subjects. The most recent title from Back Bay Press is Boston Freedom Trail, describing the city’s foremost historical venue.


As a premier supplier of Boston-themed images, Steve is always making new images of his city, extending and improving his collection. Panoramic and aerial images are a key part of this archive, along with cultural activities. His stock photos can be seen at Getty Images and other agencies, and his prints are shown at the Focus Gallery. 


Steve Dunwell lives in the Bay Village neighborhood of Boston. He has been an instructor at New England School of Photography and now teaches workshops at Digital Photography Academy.  His photographs are included in numerous corporate and private collections.  Steve is a long-term supporter of ASMP, serving as Co-President from 2002 to 2005.  Ongoing interests include aerial video, drone operations, textile mills and local history.

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