Steve Ricketts Photography

Fire and ice
Untitled photo

Artist bio

I'm a photographer based in Sherwood Park, AB, Canada.

I became interested in photography in 2010 as a retirement project and as a homage to my Dad.

I mostly do landscape photography. While the Alberta Rockies are spectacular, there is also a lot of beauty in the Alberta prairies, and I concentrate on the landscape in and around my home, especially in Strathcona, Minburn and Lamont Counties. That is, rather than show the grandeur of the Rockies, I prefer to take the viewer on a journey around my backyard to enjoy the subtlety of the Prairies.

I have found myself increasingly drawn to black & white photography as I like how it draws the viewer’s attention to the contrast and texture in landscapes. I often use a telephoto lens and zoom in on a small area.

I endeavour to minimize the amount of editing that I do; while today’s software allows for powerful manipulation to create a wonderful image, I prefer to challenge myself to be in the right place and at the right time to capture the image that I have in mind.


Exhibits, accomplishments

InFocus Photo 2016 exhibit (1 image)

Jake's Framing and Gallery: Images Alberta Camera Club exhibits 2015, 2016, 2017

Common Ground Café, Sherwood Park, exhibit, Oct 2016

Black & White Spider Awards 2016 (1 Nomination)

InFocus Photo 2017 exhibit (2 images)

Kaasa Gallery, Northern Jubilee Auditorium, solo exhibit, May-June 2017

Black & White Spider Awards 2017 (3 Nominations)

InFocus Photo 2018 exhibit (1 image)

Strathcona County 2018 Art Acquisition program (1 image selected)

Black & White Spider Awards 2018 (1 Nomination)

Common Ground Café, Sherwood Park, exhibit ("The Many Faces of Grief"), Nov  2018

InFocus Photo 2019 exhibit (3 images)

Black & White Spider Awards 2019 (1 Nomination)

InFocus Photo 2020 exhibit (3 images)

Black & White Spider Awards 2020 (1 Nomination)

Member, Images Alberta Camera Club

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