Steve Ehre was born and raised on Long Island, N.Y. For thrity – two years he was a teacher of history, government, and economics. He now resides in Scottsdale, AZ. He started photographing his personal trips and then moved on to scenics. Attending and later teaching workshops furthered his craft. He became a master of macro flower photography. After taking classes in Photoshop he moved on to his current passion, digital art using the human form. He has continued to teach but now it is photography, his first love. He recently has taken up stone sculpture. He is planning a book in the near future using his art , along with poetry to compliment those images.
When creating his fine art he starts with a photograph that could stand on its own without manipulation. This is crucial because it allows for more variations. It also psychologically gets the creative juices flowing. Simply, a bad photograph yields bad results in any form. Then the image is put into Photoshop and manipulated, No more than 2 layers are used at any one time. There is a great deal of changing and switching and the history is eventually destroyed. In that way the final image cannot be replicated by anyone including the artist. The final piece is always unique.