Steele Burrow


“Growing up, I was enthralled with my dad’s photographs of the American Southwest. He has a background as an archaeologist studying the native history of the region, and whenever he visits a historic site or famous ancient ruin he takes a camera along for good measure. By the time I was a teenager I began to tag along with a camera as well, and my creative process grew.

The style of photographs I most admire and try to achieve in my own work have two distinct qualities – a sense of place and feeling a timelessness. Whether because of the light or a scene that defined the “decisive moment,” the best images stand the test of time and yet cannot ever be created again. They capture a special sense that immerses their viewer in the scale and grandeur of the place – the heat of a desert sunrise, the cold of an Arctic coastline, the sense of quiet solitude in an empty, open landscape. A quality about those images makes them different from the feeling of a basic snapshot. They are taken with intention.”


Steele Burrow is an American photographer specializing in landscape, editorial and travel photography, most often in the American West. His work has appeared in a number of international media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, TIME, Outside Magazine, CNBC, the Guardian and the Sunday Times. He holds degrees from Washington and Lee University and Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.