Steve Immel is an exponent of the classic black and white photography of the mid-century masters. He practices the medium with an eye toward graceful composition and views each frame as a distinct design project with the objectives of elegance, balance and precision.
There are important influences in his work. Among them are Edward Weston, Paul Strand, Margaret Bourke-White and Wynn Bullock. In the spirit of these extraordinary photographers he became a member of Friends of Photography in the early 1970s and a devotee of Group f.64 which prized crystaline clarity, maximal tonal range and depth of field. He continues to evoke those standards while creating his distinctly modern photographs.