June 4, 2013

The Southeast Museum of Photography is currently featuring recent work by Steven Spencer, a faculty member in UCF’s Photography program. The exhibition highlights work from Spencer’s Six Miles and Also Equivalents, reflections of life on the Florida coast.

The exhibition runs May 29 through July 28, 2013. An opening reception will be held Wednesday, May 29, 5-7pm.

Regarding Six Miles, Spencer says, “The people, the buildings, the cars, the trees, merge into one another in the photographs as if to indicate a presence, to make an imprint, but not one of permanence. This imprint of change belongs not only to this barrier island but the entire coast line of Florida.”

Steven Spencer spent his childhood in Cocoa Beach, Florida during the height of the space race. Steve’s introduction to photography came initially from his father, a chemical engineer and launch pad safety supervisor at the Cape. They built a darkroom together which is still in working condition in the house where Steve grew up.

Steven has a wide range of experiences and accomplishments as a working photographer, as an artist, and as an educator. Before joining the University of Central Florida in 2003, he was an industrial photographer and videographer at UCF’s Florida Solar Energy Center, photographer for the State of Louisiana’s Office of Tourism. He also worked in commercial photographic labs, commercial studios and photojournalism.

Museum directions and operating hours can be found at smponline.org. Spencer’s work can be seen at his personal website stevencspencer.com.