Steve Golden is a fine art photographer dedicated to capturing ways of life fast changing in Asia. Arriving in Tokyo with a backpack and $200, he has now been in Asia for 25 years. His first career was in academic publishing. Steve then took up a rare opportunity to work as a strategic advisor for Lonely Planet, a path which led him to turning a lifelong passion for photography into a profession. He presently lives in Singapore and is Director of Industry & Community at LASALLE College of the Arts.
At the heart of Steve's work are portraits of real people he encounters in his travels. Cultural themes such as the role of Buddhism in daily life and the notion of "home" factor prominently. His work evolved to include landscapes while spending summers in the mountains of Japan. Recent work has included black and white images and experiments on unique paper types such as Satin Canvas and Japanese washi.
Steve lives in a historic Chinese shophouse in Chinatown in Singapore. His work can be seen at his studio by appointment (+65 9367 5754).