January 5, 2021
Steven E. Gross
Steven E. Gross is a documentary photographer and educator. He was born and raised in Oak Park Michigan, served in the United States Air Force and was stationed in Frankfort, Germany where he learned the language. He moved to Chicago to attend Columbia College to study photography and has never looked back.
Steven has greatly influenced the business of photography as a pioneer of photojournalistic black and white style wedding nuptials. He is also known for his candid editorial, commercial, event and portrait style. He established Steven E. Gross and Associates in 1982 and Real Life Weddings in 1995. He brings a distinct sense of composition and timing to all of his work.
Steve’s approach to photography has caught the eye of ABC Nightline, Good Morning America, Fox TV and PBS. His work has been featured in Esquire, The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Magazine and numerous publications both nationally & abroad. His book projects include Zhou Brothers, In The Studio and Black and White, Defining Moments of Weddings and Marriage.
Steven photographs events with depth, compassion and an eye towards historical significance. His recent personal projects include photographing the world of transportation . . . anything from pedestrian, bicycling to trains. Steven is an natural with people and has the ability to capture subjects comfortably in their surroundings.
Portrait by Tia Mitchell