BurkholderJill and Dan with Jerry Uelsma

© Maggie Steber Collection

Maggie Steber

Over a lifetime we accumulate experiences that end up being like wallpaper in a house where our subconscious resides. While the photographs I take are not of me nor of my direct life, they are part of me because they show the human experience and that’s what interests me more than anything. I try to make photographs that look and feel like family photos because I try to make my subjects my family. Having grown up alone, raised by an eccentric brilliant scientist mother, my photos are the way I create a larger family and show their experiences.  While I admire them from afar, I try very hard not to be influenced by trends or opinions. I just try to make honest photographs.