My Imagery

I think of myself as “witness” first and “photographer” second. As witness, I am grateful, present, and immersed in places of often indescribable beauty. As photographer, I seek to create inspiring imagery memorializing these moments. My experiences in places of personal meaning are my greatest reward from the photographic journey.

I have been told that many of my images look like paintings. I take these words as a gracious compliment. Any such paintings are inspired by the beauty that Nature puts before me. They consist not only of shape, texture, and color, but also of time. The camera becomes an extension of my senses, allowing me to express Nature’s wonders in the form of images. Immense joy and gratitude result.

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.

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.

Retreats

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 and exploring 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.
I am currently developing a schedule for 2021 retreats. Please contact me at steven@stevenkoppel.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.

My Imagery

I think of myself as “witness” first and “photographer” second. As witness, I am grateful, present, and immersed in places of often indescribable beauty. As photographer, I seek to create inspiring imagery memorializing these moments. My experiences in places of personal meaning are my greatest reward from the photographic journey.

I have been told that many of my images look like paintings. I take these words as a gracious compliment. Any such paintings are inspired by the beauty that Nature puts before me. They consist not only of shape, texture, and color, but also of time. The camera becomes an extension of my senses, allowing me to express Nature’s wonders in the form of images. Immense joy and gratitude result.

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.

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.

Retreats

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 and exploring 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.

I am currently developing a schedule for 2021 retreats. Please contact me at steven@stevenkoppel.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.