Steve Weiss is a Phoenix native of the worst kind, the kind that prattles on endlessly about the good old days when there was nothing North of Camelback Road and folks rode horseback through the neighborhood on the way to the desert.
Exposed to photography in high school, he only complicated matters by attending the San Francisco Art Institute and Arizona State University, getting a B.F.A. in 1978 that taught him the difference between the "winkin'" eye" and the "shootin' eye".
He's done fine art commissions for Del Webb Corporation and the Gallagher Kennedy law firm, and received the Phoenix Art Museum Contemporary Forum Artist Materials Grant in 2001. Since 2002, he has coordinated microcinema screenings of shorts and feature films under the umbrella organization "No Festival Required". Weiss has also collaborated with co-conspirator Leslie Barton on a number of video installation projects for AZ88, Artelphx and Modified Arts. His community service includes being a member of the Tovrea Castle Advisory Committee, Downtown Phoenix Arts Coalition and a founding member of Downtown Voices Coalition.
Pole Here Ford
Sun City Pool
"Winner", was a billboard in Las Vegas that caught my eye as the guy in the picture looked CRAZY, and the billboard printing made his eyes and teeth really pop! It was next to the Aladdin Hotel.