Steve Snyder’s perception of the beauty of the Ozarks is unique to a man who has always called this place home. It is reflected in stark photos of an abandoned country grocery, in the fullness of an autumn wood, in magical sunlight wafting above the wide oak planks of a barn floor. His ability to turn the trappings of home into art is unsurpassed. His are not merely photographs, they are native poetry telling stories of the Ozark Mountains. I’m proud to have Steve’s photographs displayed in my home.
Sheri Liz Gabbert, Missouri
Steve Snyder has an eye for the unusual, the beautiful, and the light. Never before have I seen pictures that have the depth and dimension some of Steve’s shots of old cabins and barns have. One such picture (an interior shot of an old cabin) draws my eye every time I see it and seems to be three-dimensional. Each time I believe I’ve picked my favorite “Image of the Ozarks,” Steve amazes me with yet more pictures I love.
I’ve had a life-long dream to own a horse, but the closest I believe I will ever come will be one of Steve’s pictures of these beautiful creatures. At least the picture won’t need hay, grain, or water, however, the horses seem to almost come to life on the paper.
Thank you, Steve, for all the little reminders that our little corner of the world is interesting, lovely and though familiar, sometimes breath-taking. You capture more than just pictures!
Sue Lee, Missouri