Originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Steve Farmer’s love of art led him to NSCAD University in the 1980s where he found a connection with photography. He pursued undergraduate studies and graduated in 1989 with his BFA.
After completing university Steve began his own photographic business. While learning from contemporary photographers and focusing on strengths as a fine artist, for over 25 years he has built his business on both technical and artistic approaches to the medium.
Throughout his career Steve has photographed isolated Nova Scotian islands to large, consumptive industrial sites. He has been entrusted to photograph collections of some of the most prominent Canadian artists both privately, through the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and by the National Gallery of Canada to name just a few. He has been called upon to photograph dignitaries that have made their way through Halifax including Presidents, Prime Ministers and Royalty. However, when Steve takes photos for himself his true passion lies within and around the industrial landscape.
Currently, when Steve is not being contracted by some of Atlantic Canada’s largest corporations he can be found in the classrooms of NSCAD University where he teaches both Lighting and Digital Photography. Steve enjoys teaching as much as he does shooting, sharing his love of art and photography and providing a new generation with hands on skills to use in their own practice.