Arrive empty of expectations… leave filled with gratitude.

These words guide my creative life. During all hours, seasons, and conditions, I frequent Cape Cod’s waters to be present in places of beauty and personal meaning. In these moments, I consider myself witness first and photographer second, seeking to remain open to whatever awaits. My imagery allows me to express what I see and feel, but the experiences themselves are my greatest reward.

I have been told that many of my images look like paintings. I take this as a gracious compliment. Any such paintings are inspired by the beauty that Nature puts before me, and then made visible by my camera in ways our eyes often can’t see. I explore creative techniques in the field making water, sand, and light appear to “move” across my prints. The camera becomes an extension of my senses, allowing expressions beyond what is possible through words. I have designed EXPRESSIONS Gallery to embody much of what I am passionate about, and hope to bring lasting joy and gratitude to all who visit.

About Steven Koppel

Prior to taking up photography, Steve spent 20 years as a Senior Partner and business consultant with Accenture, leaving in 2002 to volunteer with non-profit organizations to help maximize their social impact. Steve is a Trustee at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and has served in numerous volunteer strategy roles at other Boston-area healthcare organizations. Locally, Steve serves on the boards of the Association to Preserve Cape Cod and the Chatham Chamber of Commerce.

A graduate of Brown University, Steve is the founder of the EDI Institute, a non-profit that promotes healing and resilience for patients and caregivers through imagery created on mobile devices. Steve’s TEDx talk on Expressive Digital Imagery (EDI) can be viewed HERE. Steve is a frequent speaker at conferences and camera clubs, and conducts retreats on Cape Cod focused on imagery as a form of self-expression with an emphasis on the overall photographic experience. Steve’s photography is on the walls of several Boston area hospitals and businesses, including Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital, and The Flatley Company.

Steve and his wife Paula reside in Brewster on Cape Cod. Their two grown children, David and Katie, live and work in the Boston area.
My photography retreats focus on the creation of imagery in the presence of Cape Cod’s pristine and ever-changing waters. During these unique and intimate experiences, we wander remarkable tidal flats, explore idyllic National Seashore beaches, and spend time reflecting on our collective images and photographic experiences. I also share my view of imagery as a form of self-expression, emphasizing not only technique but also the overall photographic experience. I specialize in creative approaches for expressing movement of water, and work with participants to explore these extensively. During the retreats, I do not photograph, and instead focus on working directly with participants in the field. EXPRESSIONS Gallery serves as home base for all of my retreats.
I am currently developing a schedule for 2022 retreats. Please contact me at steven@expressionsgallery.com if interested in learning more, and enjoy images from previous retreats below.

Expressions of the Brewster Flats

The Brewster Flats have been my backyard for more than two decades, and a place of countless cherished memories. In this presentation given during the annual meeting of the Brewster Conservation Trust, I share imagery expressing the deep connection I feel to this remarkable landscape.

Open Studio with Jared Bowen

I was honored to have EDI and my photography featured recently in a segment of Open Studio with Jared Bowen on WGBH television.

TEDx Talk

My TEDx Talk shares the relationship between my photography and my non-profit work with Expressive Digital Imagery (EDI).

Arrive empty of expectations…
leave filled with gratitude.

These words guide my creative life. During all hours, seasons, and conditions, I frequent Cape Cod’s waters to be present in places of beauty and personal meaning. In these moments, I consider myself witness first and photographer second, seeking to remain open to whatever awaits. My imagery allows me to express what I see and feel, but the experiences themselves are my greatest reward.

I have been told that many of my images look like paintings. I take this as a gracious compliment. Any such paintings are inspired by the beauty that Nature puts before me, and then made visible by my camera in ways our eyes often can’t see. I explore creative techniques in the field making water, sand, and light appear to “move” across my prints. The camera becomes an extension of my senses, allowing expressions beyond what is possible through words.

I have designed EXPRESSIONS Gallery to embody much of what I am passionate about, and hope to bring lasting joy and gratitude to all who visit.

About Steven Koppel

Prior to taking up photography, Steve spent 20 years as a Senior Partner and business consultant with Accenture, leaving in 2002 to volunteer with non-profit organizations to help maximize their social impact. Steve is a Trustee at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and has served in numerous volunteer strategy roles at other Boston-area healthcare organizations. Locally, Steve serves on the Board of the Association to Preserve Cape Cod and the Chatham Chamber of Commerce.

A graduate of Brown University, Steve is the founder of the non-profit EDI Institute, a non-profit that promotes healing and resilience for patients and caregivers through imagery created on mobile devices. Steve’s TEDx talk on Expressive Digital Imagery (EDI) can be viewed HERE. Steve is a frequent speaker at conferences and camera clubs, and conducts retreats on Cape Cod focused on imagery as a form of self-expression with an emphasis on the overall photographic experience. Steve’s photography is on the walls of several Boston area hospitals and businesses, including Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital, and The Flatley Company.

Steve and his wife Paula reside in Brewster on Cape Cod. Their two grown children, David and Katie, live and work in the Boston area.
My photography retreats focus on the creation of imagery in the presence of Cape Cod’s pristine and ever-changing waters. During these unique and intimate experiences, we wander remarkable tidal flats explore idyllic beaches, and spend time reflecting on our collective images and photographic experiences.

I also share my view of imagery as a form of self-expression, emphasizing not only technique but also the overall photographic experience. I specialize in creative approaches for expressing movement of water, and work with participants to explore these extensively. During the retreats, I do not photograph, and instead focus on working directly with participants in the field. EXPRESSIONS Gallery serves as home base for all of my retreats.

I am currently developing a schedule for 2022 retreats. Please contact me at steven@expressionsgallery.com if interested in learning more, and enjoy images from previous retreats below. 

Expressions of the Brewster Flats

The Brewster Flats have been my backyard for more than two decades, and a place of countless cherished memories. In this presentation given during the annual meeting of the Brewster Conservation Trust, I share imagery expressing the deep connection I feel to this remarkable landscape.

Open Studio with Jared Bowen

I was honored to have EDI and my photography featured recently in a segment of Open Studio with Jared Bowen on WGBH television.

TEDx Talk

My TEDx Talk shares the relationship between my photography and my non-profit work with Expressive Digital Imagery (EDI).