About the Artist

Steve Kohoutek Himself

Steve is, as you might expect, a creative outlet for me, your author, Steve Kohoutek. I am a thirtysomething amateur lots of things, professional fewer things. I wear a fedora without irony. I like to think I'm a renaissance man.

It's pronounced "ko-HO-tek." It's Czech.

I discovered photography (with some help from my dad) while I was in school at Drake University. The city of Des Moines was the first subject I thought of as a "subject," and my joyful new hobby was a welcome relief from studying. By the time I graduated, photography was an integral part of my plan to move to Arizona.

Several years and moves later, I am now based in Hawaii, west of Honolulu. The islands are an inexhaustible source of new ideas. My major project now is to think beyond the "paradise" photos and find ways to show the unique energy that makes this place special.

Thank you for visiting. I hope you find something here that makes you stop for a second and enjoy the world around you.

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Let's all just get along.