Biography

Photography has been a continual passion for Steve Golder since the age of 16, when his father lost interest in using the Nikon F-5 he had purchased to document cosmetic results of cases from his general surgical practice.  Given free use of the camera and all the film his dad could purchase, Steve began experimenting with photography and has been toying with it ever since.

Willie Nelson was once asked where he finds the ideas and melodies for all of the songs he writes.  His answer was that they are simply “out there”…essentially floating on the air waiting to be grabbed up and written down, and this is just how Steve views photographic inspiration.  There is scarcely a place or a time that he hasn’t tried committing to a visual posterity, often to the consternation of those who are with him at the time.

Steve enjoys seeing the world through the eyes of a creative photographer, always looking for that special moment where the interplay of light, shadow, form, line, color, shade and reflection comes together to create an image to capture and share.  This is sometimes accompanied by the groans of his long-suffering family (who have to wait patiently through the process), but they agree: the time and consideration he puts into his work make his images worth the wait.  Steve’s images range from the highly abstract and impressionistic to the very traditional and representational. 

This image could be a good investment, as Steve Golder has not yet been “discovered”!  Then again, he may never be famous, so if you are so moved, buy this art for its own sake and your own tastes, not for monetary appreciation.  The artist is taking his own advice here, as he has no intentions of quitting his “day job” as a Radiation Oncologist and as the Medical Director of the Sarah Cannon Cancer Center at Parkridge Medical Center.