Private Viewing Collections of Photography

Private Viewing Collections of Photography

This page explains what a Private Viewing Collection of Photography is, and how to purchase a print or canvas from one of the collections.


What is a “Private Viewing Collection” of Photography?

A Private Viewing Collection of Photography is simply a large set of photographic images I have made that are not viewable by the general public via the internet, at this time.  These images are available for private viewing by art collectors, art dealers, art curators, art museum directors, and other individuals who have spoken to me first. If you have an interest in seeing any of these images for possible purchase or exhibition, simply call me to tell me what you have in mind. I am happy to help serious individuals or organizations.

Key Points to Remember About Steadman Uhlich’s Photography Portfolios

Many of my personal favorite images are not shown anywhere on the internet, even within my publicly viewable online portfolios or on this website. 

There are hundreds of artistic, creative, extraordinary, and even unique images that are available for purchase as prints in many different sizes, but not openly viewable to the public at this time. I show these photos in my Private Viewing Collections

In general, I show these collections when meeting face to face with a prospective buyer or collector. Some exceptions are made.  When meeting face to face, I can also show you actual samples of my prints in various finishes and sizes too.

I prefer to reserve many of these for later publication and for private viewing at this time.

They are available as prints, but not publicly viewable on the internet.

You must simply call me to discuss what you have in mind. I will help you get something very special.

I have literally several thousands of beautiful images in my various portfolios of photography work.  There are several subject areas that have been my focus in the past and from which there may be hundreds of photos from which to choose. These are contained in my Private Viewing Collections of Photography.   These are viewable by seeing my private portfolio of work. To arrange a viewing, simply give me a phone call to tell me your interest.

The following illustrations show just a few samples from these various collections.  There are many unique and extraordinary images in each collection of photographs.   I will custom print these for Art Collectors. Some may be made into large prints, up to 40×60″ in size or even larger if desired.

Some of the images have been shown in art magazines that had feature articles written about my work and in profiles published in magazines. Two images were full page cover images in a glossy national art magazine.

I enjoy making these images into prints for my collectors. So, don’t hesitate to call me so we can discuss your interest or needs.  I also work with interior designers and a number of these special images have been shown in high-end designer showcase homes (several times) and were purchased by the owners of those homes.


How to Purchase a Print or Fine Art Photograph

In order to purchase any of my Fine Art Photograph images as a photographic print (a photograph on photo paper) or as a stretched canvas (giclee), simply call me to discuss what subjects you like and what you have in mind.  My consultation with you is complimentary (no charge) and I will be happy to explore what you would like to have.

I have multiple suggestions for eye-catching fine art photography to display in your home or office.  I can explain how to make the greatest impact on your visitors to your home or office.  We can talk about sizes and how you anticipate showing the photos in your environment. Whether you want a single image or a set of several images, I am happy to speak with you.

I also provide great flexibility and many options that can make your purchase a “one of a kind” piece of art.  Most of the photo images may also be printed in a variety of finishes too. So you may see an example below in Full Color that would also look very nice in my Classic Black & White finish or in my Steadman’s Golden Tone finish too.  All you have to do is make a phone call to get started.


The Art of Flowers Collection

This series is one of my first and it is special to me for another reason. I grew almost all of the flowers in this series.  I grew them in a large garden I designed and built myself as a gift of appreciation to my parents.  Each day a new flower would appear and from those I took pictures before giving them to my mother to enjoy on her table or in her house.  It was a hard project requiring a lot of manual labor, sweat, and hours of time spent tending the garden, watering plants, and pruning roses.  I felt connected to these flowers, as most grew from small seeds or bulbs.  It was a joy to photograph them in their prime to capture something  of their beauty.  I have many flowers in this series and I continue to add to the collection  when I come across another unusual flower.  Some of these have been made into very large canvas prints that are very impressive to see. Other art collectors have preferred a set of smaller prints. In either case, the beauty of the flowers can be  fascinating to see in a home or office. I make these photographs to the size required by my collectors.  Some may be made very large (40 x 60″) on canvas.  But that is not required.  I also make these prints in a variety of finishes: Full Color, Steadman’s Golden Tone, and Classic Black & White.



Fine Art Photograph by Steadman Uhlich



The Art of Cars Collection

Antique automobiles have always fascinated me since I was a boy. And when I was in high school, my first car to drive (and the one in which I learned to drive) was a classic, completely restored 1959 Nash Metropolitan that my father had restored from bare metal.  He put a lot of love into his restoration, and I came to appreciate the designs and “art” of designs shown in automobiles of all kinds and years. My photography of these cars focuses on something I see that is iconic of the brand or year or that particular model of car.

This collection contains a large number of historic automobile marques or brands.  There are some very early examples (from the 1910′s) and many from the 1930′s and 1940′s, when more car manufacturers existed in the USA.  Some are “foreign” cars too, including Bentley and others.

Some of these photos are displayed in Full Colors, but I often make my photographs in my Signature Golden Tone and in my Classic Black & White finishes too.  You can have a choice when I make the prints for you.  Some of these may also be made very large and I have made some very large on canvas for art collectors.  These images become beautiful art for a home or office and can be  very impressive when seen at the larger sizes I tend to make.

If you have a particular marque or car or year in mind, contact me and let’s talk.  I may be able to make something for you that no one else has.

I am also available to photograph more cars, and hope to do so as I travel across the USA.  So, if you have a car collection, contact me and let me know about it and perhaps I can come by your location as I travel.  And, if you have a special car that you would like me to photograph for you, that can also be arranged. I have done this for car collectors before, and made very interesting art for their homes and offices. One thing that is interesting about most of my cars shown in this collection: They were drivable!



Fine Art Photograph by Steadman Uhlich



The Art of Dance Collection

This collection is based upon my work with two different ballet companies and some of the principal dancers (male and female).  I have many photographs showing the beauty of ballet dancing with many images made during actual performances (such as the En Pointe image below right).  These images are authentic and special and some can be iconic.

. Fine Art Photography of Dance by Steadman Uhlich



The Art of Music Series: The Pianist Series

I have created a number of distinctive portraits of a group of concert pianists as they play a Steinway Model D concert grand piano.  If you click on the following image, it will take you to the first page of five long pages on my old website. There you will see numerous portrait images of these three pianists.  In addition to the photos, you will see comments from viewers from around the world (“Global Viewers Comments”) along the side of the different images.  I invite you to read those comments to see how others (including other pianists and other musicians and professional photographers around the world) have seen these portraits.  Remember there are five long pages, so when you reach the bottom of each of the first four pages, make sure you click the “Next Page” link to see the next page in the series.

In addition to the images shown, there are also other portraits that are not shown to the public (i.e. not on the internet at this time) as they are part of my Private Viewing Collection.

If you or someone you loves is a musician (any instrument) and would like me to make a distinctive, unforgettable portrait of you or them, please contact me. I am continuing to build this collection and it is very possible that you or your favorite  musician may later appear in a book about this work.

Here is what a collector of fine art photography said.  He is also a fine photographer himself, and he also photographs musicians (he is one himself too) and he purchased a large canvas of one of my images of “The Pianist.”

“I gasped when I saw the color version. It is extraordinary. Really, it is a magical portrait. I have a lot of records, (well, cds now), have seen and studied hundreds of musician portraits and this one is far and away the best I’ve ever seen. WOW is all I can say.”
Bob, Washington, USA

.Portrait Photograph by Steadman Uhlich : The Pianist

Same Image, Two Finish Options Shown Above

This is the same image shown above, but with two different finishes.  The first variation shows my “Classic Black & White” finish.  The second image variation shows my “Steadman’s Golden Tone” finish. Not shown is the “Full Colors” finish option, which is also very nice for this image.



A Few of the Many Global Viewer Comments About The Pianist Series

Here are just a few of the many comments from around the world from people who were impressed by “The Pianist” series of fine art photography.

 “Perfect. Beautiful portrait, great expression, looks timeless. WOW!”
Sean, New Hampshire, USA

“I gasped when I saw the color version. It is extraordinary. Really, it is a magical portrait. I have a lot of records, (well, cds now), have seen and studied hundreds of musician portraits and this one is far and away the best I’ve ever seen. WOW is all I can say.”
Bob, Washington, USA

“I see a vitality and intelligence shining from her eyes, a strong will coupled with good humor.”
Arun, Los Angeles, California, USA

“You catch some special moments that tell us
something about that person in the portrait.
You can feel someone inside.
You open your soul to the person.
It looks like a Rennaisance painting.
She looks beautiful, not like a photo, more like a painting.
The longer I looked at these portraits, the more I see.
I imagine if I had one of these in my house,
I would see something different in it
every time I looked at it.
The “Golden Moment” is very extraordinary.
I am amazed by it!
It is mysterious. Like a miracle has caused the light.
I can see and imagine an autumn day
in a forest in afternoon light.
I imagine a lake by the forest is reflecting the trees
and the light of the setting sun beyond the trees.
It makes me feel very calm and relaxed and reminds me of beautiful moments when I was at my summer house
near the Baltic Sea.
It is just a moment you have of her in this portrait,
but I feel like I have known her for many years.
Like she is an old friend I haven’t seen in a long time.
I feel very close to her and when I look at these portraits of her, I feel like I am watching a friend
with her many moods and expressions.
They make me smile when I think of that.
I like these portraits very very much. They are art.”
Oxana, Riga, Latvia

“This looks like a 19th century painting in a museum, not a modern photograph.  It looks like a sunset on a lake.  Very beautiful. The pianist is very beautiful and elegant too. She looks intelligent and sensitive and very professional. Remarkable portraits.”
Andre, Kaliningrad, Russia

I can’t help but notice that she is “in her element” where the rest of the world can go by and she is only conscious of the music. She seems to pour herself into her performance. Very few people can become so proficient at what they do to that it becomes an integrated expression of themselves and not simply notes on a page. She reflects not only a natural beauty but a power and control over these elements of her performing world.”
Ron, Owingsville, Kentucky, USA

“I’ve seen, heard, and played with a lot of pianists over the years and one thing I often notice are their hands. They are almost always graceful, moving like little ballet dancers over the keys. The woman in your portrait has those kind of hands. I also know a number of very fine pianists, including a Grammy award winner that in person are very shy and reserved. It’s only when actually playing that you realize they “brought a big stick” to the piano. I see shyness in the portrait as well. Kind of like you caught her in the middle of a piece, she noticed you, and perhaps slightly embarrassed, gave you a quick smile.”
Bob, Walla Walla, Washington, USA

“I see joy, grace and passion in this image. Happiness. Confidence. The woman is somewhere she feels very comfortable. I’d like to hear her music.”
Janna, Sacramento, California, USA


“It is a stunning portrait. A portrait which conveys style and intimacy.”
Simon, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, UK

“A most impressive image.”

Ja’All, Seoul, South Korea

Her glance over to you indicates her delight
and pleasure in surprising you with her ability.
She loves the audience reaction
and feeds on the atmosphere of the moment.
She oozes confidence in what she does best.
Alan, Yorkshire, UK

“Elegant woman who appears to step into her element when she plays the piano.”
Chelle, Chapamanville, West Virginia, USA

“Although I can see her in a really calm mood, the light, her eyes, the hand in the air and the grand piano gives me the idea of the forceful passion for music she feels. That is a difficult sensation to achieve and capture in a photo.”
Santiago, Buenas Aires, Argentina

“She looks like she is enjoying what she is doing and gives me the impression that she hopes I am also enjoying her music. It is a very welcoming expression on her face.”
Ethan, Denver, Colorado, USA

“I love this picture. Especially the position of the right hand, at some musical moment, is lovely.”

“My first impression is ‘pleasantly surprised.’ As if a curious child has just walked up to investigate where the wonderful sound is coming from.”
Mark, Maple Valley, Washington, USA

“Confident and powerful.”

“My impression is a sense of a confidence in her craft and an activity job that she loves to do. Great portrait!”
Sacha, Sydney, Australia

“A lovely lady and a very artful composition. Her face glows with her mastery and confidence… the great artists are defiant in their approach to the most demanding music, and nearly mock the instrument as they play.”
John, Seattle, Washington, USA

“Juste avant…
Elle m’a emmené pour un voyage
avec sa musique pour seul tapis volant.
Le voyage m’a fait découvrir des émotions nouvelles,
fortes et douces.
A présent qu’elle sait que la dernière note est sous son doigt, elle guette ma chute,
savourant son chef d’oeuvre”
(English Translation Follows)
Just before…
She took me on a musical journey
with her music as on a flying carpet.
The journey let me discover new emotions,
sweet and powerful.
Now that she know that the last note is below her finger, she expect my fall,
enjoying her masterpiece”
Yves, Brussels, Belgium

“Impish, self-concious, someone I’d like an opportunity to get to know.”
Mike, Liberty Hill, Connecticut, USA

“She might break out laughing because she is enjoying what she is doing.”
Dan, Soda Springs, California USA

This is what I see in this picture: music flowing, releasing emotion. The pianist seems to be deep in contemplation.
Teresa, Ogden, Utah, USA

“A very warm and caring piano instructor and good looking too!
Lovely.  A classic portrait.”

“This screams classy, and she appears as someone who would want you to pull up a chair next to her and just listen as she plays for the sheer joy of sharing music with another.”
Daniel, Corvallis, Oregon, USA

“Impressionist’ I love it.”
Michael, San Francisco, California, USA

“I see vitality and intelligence shining from her eyes, a strong will coupled with good humor.”
Arun, Los Angeles, California, USA

“I have to say I am stunned at the perfection of the lines in this image.
The expression in her face is one where time has slowed and she is able to ponder her progress while not losing time or intensity.
Classical musicians practice hours and hours playing the same piece, or parts of it over and over hoping to achieve perfection.
When finally ready to perform they can in a way, let go, or forget all of those hours and just let the music flow.
I’ve heard some performers say that sometimes it seems they are watching themselves play.”
“I see a performance by a true artist.
This moment in time that you have captured shows the confidence of hours spent, the artistry of the performer, the joy of the music, and the beauty of the performer when they are all put together.”
Bob, Walla Walla, Washington, USA

“I find myself wondering what she is thinking.
She seems to be very focused on her art, and my eye is drawn to hers and back out yonder.
Her concentration is clear, her love is defined, she has found it in the keys.”
Geoff, Vernon, Canada

Des milliers de notes, chacune subtilement insérée dans l’ensemble, partition un peu trop classique pour l’artiste.
Elle sait qu’elle peut le faire, remettre en question toute son inteprétation par cette simple note, début d’un changement, origine d’un nouvel univers musical.
Rien qu’un moment, elle hésite.
Plus pour longtemps”
(English Translation)
“To dare.
Thousands of notes, each one subtle inserted in the whole music, score a bit too classical for this artist. She knows that she is able to do it, to totally rebuild her interpretation by a unique note, beginning of a major change,
origin of a new musical universe.
Only one more moment, only one…she’s still undecided.
Not for a long time anymore.
Yves, Brussels, Belgium

“Intelligent, warm and fun. I wish I had more friends like her. I was affected by all three photographs.”
Bif, Nagoya, Japan

“Seeing the young lady in the photograph is a fine reminder of the beauty of youth as that has been fully captured in the photograph.”

“Mirth. Laughter at the not so obvious, as a trivial thing, she can concentrate on laughing at/with you while playing the piano (not so easy for some of us). Like the look my grandmother would give me – the look that no matter what I am worrying about, it is ok, she knows and maybe someday, I will too. That is a look from the experienced to the greenhorn.”
Lee, Hillsboro, Oregon, USA


The Art of the Ocean Series: The Shell Collection

I have created a number of fine photographs of my own large privately owned seashell collection.  These photos are available in a variety of finishes (Classic Black & White, Ocean Blue Toned, and Golden Toned).  I make these at the size required by my clients and some have been made very large as canvas prints (up to 40 x 60″ so far, see the snapshot below showing one of my clients standing next to a finished canvas).

One of these photos was also published as the full page front cover image for a national art magazine and as several more were used for illustrations for a multi-page feature article about my photography.   There are over 50 different images available at this time and more will be made in the future.


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Same Image, Three Finish Options Shown Above

This is the same image shown above, but with three different finishes.  The first finish variation is Blue (Cyan) Toning.  The second finish shown is Steadman’s Golden Tone.  The third finish shown is my Classic Black & White finish.


One of my photos from this collection was also published as the full page front cover image for a national art magazine and several more were used for illustrations for a multi-page feature article about my photography.  The magazine publisher was very pleased at the response to this cover issue and told me that it really was eye-catching on the magazine rack, among the many other art magazines. Here is a snapshot of the book store magazine rack. See if you can find the art magazine with my cover photo on it.


The ManMade Series

During 2011, 2012, and 2013 I have been traveling across the American West and Midwest.  I have photographed many subjects for my current book projects.  Most people who know me or my work, have seen that I am focused on equestrians as part of this multi-year Equestrian Project.

In addition, I have also photographed things I see that fit a different category I will call “ManMade Series.”  This series will have images of many things “man made” I see as I travel.  While the following images show architecture or structures such as silos, barns, and old buildings, that is not all that will be in this collection.

Like my other collections of fine art photography, I custom make these prints for my collectors. In short, I make them to the size and finish you would like.  Some may be made into very large prints when requested.  Many will look very nice in my Classic Black & White finish style.  The card below shows several in my Signature Golden Tone for one of my book projects. That finish is not required, but it is one of my favorites for this series.



Fine Art Photograph by Steadman Uhlich


Fine Art Photograph by Steadman Uhlich


The Art Style  Portrait Series

Some of my portrait work is designed  as an “Fine Art Photograph” that may be purchased by people other than the person shown in the photo.  Not all of my work is like this, but a good number of these “Art Photos” are portraits or “Art Portraits.”   It does surprise people sometimes when they consider purchasing a portrait as art, but everyone who does is very pleased when they have one of these special photos.  Another surprise is for the person in the photo.  The subject (person in photo) never considered that they were “Art” or that anyone would want a photo showing them.  Remember, these are not professional models.  These are “ordinary people” but in extraordinary photographs.  It has always been exciting for them when they learn that something about the photo touches people in such a way that the third party wants to purchase a copy of the photograph.  It is a very special moment for anyone, when they become “Art” appreciated by someone they don’t know.  That is one of the most interesting things I have observed.

Here are four different images in my Art Style Series:

Portrait Photograph by Steadman Uhlich : Remembrance AKA Lily . Fine Art Photograph by Steadman Uhlich

. Fine Art Photograph by Steadman Uhlich .



The Horse Portrait Series

During 2011, 2012, and 2013 I have been traveling across the American West and Midwest.  I have photographed many subjects for my current book projects.  Most people who know me or my work, have seen that I am focused on equestrians as part of this multi-year Equestrian Project.  As part of that project, I look for interesting horses and horses in action. While I most often show an entire horse in action, I also like to see just the head of these wonderful animals.  Unlike static “head shots” most of my photos are made of horses in action, as that is how I prefer to see them. Below are a few examples and many of these were made while the horse was in motion, moving fast or jumping.

Prints of these horses are available to any art collector who likes horses. I make the prints in many sizes and several finishes (e.g. Classic Black & White, Steadman’s Gold Tone, etc.).  The photo illustrations below show these as I made 40 x 40″ canvases, a large and impressive art image for any home or office.  Call me if you have an interest in this series, or if you would like me to photograph your horse too.




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What Sizes of Prints are Available?

I custom print my work to meet the requirements of the project, exhibition, or my art collectors or clients. So, there are many possible sizes and shapes available.  To give you an idea of just some of the larger sizes I can make, take a look at the following scale illustration.  In this illustration, the man is 6 feet tall, with some of the sizes of prints I make shown beside him.  But, those are not the only size prints I make. Some are smaller than the smallest shown, and some are larger than the largest shown.  So, I suggest you simply call me to discuss what you want and I will see if it is possible.  You do not have to purchase a large size like these, but it is possible in many cases or for many images.



The following photo shows one of my art collectors standing next to a canvas I made and framed for her.  This large stretched canvas of a set of nautilus shells is one of my favorites. She later installed this in her home and then a few months later told me it looked “Stunning” in her home and that she had received many compliments from visitors to her home.  She was very happy with her decision to get the large canvas made.  This photo shows the image in one of my finishes, you can see it in the my blue finish up above. It also looks very nice in my Classic Black & White finish (not shown here).



Global Impressions of Steadman Uhlich’s Portrait Work

Here are just a few of the hundreds of Global Impressions Comments that Steadman’s portrait photography has received from a global audience, many of whom are professional photographers or highly skilled amateur photographers. You can also view these and more Global Impressions Comments on the Global Favorite 50 Portraits in a PDF document.

“Your subjects seem to have an ‘aura’ of wisdom and balance. It’s like you have captured them in a moment of personal reflection and even meditation. This is also true for the portraits of the kids. I get the impression it is more spiritual than physical. It is about the world that lies behind the eyes.”
Daan, Utrecht, Netherlands

“Beautiful, beautiful images of real people! Thank you for reminding me that beauty exists in imperfections.”

“You have an eye for a woman’s sensuality, a man’s sensitivity, and a child’s innocence. Beautiful!”

“Your photographs embody beauty and character. You take a face most would consider not beautiful and capture the beauty in it for all to see and appreciate. Your work moves me.”

“Strength, grace, humor, intelligence and beauty. I feel as though each of the portraits in your portfolio somehow have aspects of  these and that you have managed to get the subject to project their individual personality. The work as a whole illustrates some of the best human qualities there are.”
Gwen, London, UK

“What strikes me is the expression, how each person has a unique personality. Your portraits give an impression from the soul rather than being a mirror image. Every person looks natural and him or herself, that shows to me that you really do the effort to get to know your subjects.”
Philippe, Warsaw, Poland

“A very lovely feeling and a wonderful quality…that immediately jumps out to me as being straight to the heart.”
Frank, Emmeloord, The Netherlands

“You don’t communicate through your photos on a physical or even emotional level, but instead on a spiritual level.”
Daan, Utrecht, Netherlands

“I find your photography to be downright beautiful. The lighting, tones, and mood are both powerful and elegant at the same time.”
Mark, Lilongwe, Malawi

“I am struck with the way your subjects speak to me. They all have a story to tell and you have captured it.”
Craig, Edmonton Alberta, Canada

“Beautiful! Like a symbol of peace!”
Mamansani, Niamey, Niger

“Mysterious and beautiful!”
Huixian, Taizhou, China

“This portrait shows a man with longevity and prosperity. He looks like a king.”
Mamansani, Niamey, Niger

“Great portrait. Looks like a classic statue in a museum. Wise and powerful.”
Hassan, Karachi Pakistan

“She is absorbed in colors. Like a flower from heaven.”
Kamran, Lahore, Pakistan

“This portrait is truly inspiring. This lady looks as if she represents the whole of India. She is unknown to me, yet I feel as if I know her. I was left breathless.”
Sunil, Navsari, India

“I just love it directly when I saw it. I like the 3D feeling and it’s not just a picture, it lives.”
Denny, Sjöbo, Sweden

“This reminds me of my childhood. Inside a safe home looking out, nose pressed against the glass, big world outside. Full of possibilities and maybe a bit dangerous.”
Stale, Oslo, Norway

“These are some of the most beautiful portraits I have ever seen. Well done.”
Yakim, Rosh Ha-Ayin, Israel


Comments about Steadman Uhlich’s Artworks

These are the actual written, unsolicited, and verbatim quotes from art gallery visitors seeing Steadman’s work.

These are verbatim quotes from the Steadman Uhlich Fine Art Gallery (a real “brick and mortar” retail art gallery) guest book.

All quotes are about Steadman’s work as the entire gallery was devoted to Steadman’s photography and paintings.


“Very impressive. I would only expect to see this quality in New York or Chicago.”

“Your gallery reminds me of the better galleries in Carmel-by-the-Sea in California.”

“WOW!” (Note: This comment was heard from almost all gallery visitors.)

“Eye arresting work. Absolutely captivating”


“Better than the work I have seen in New York and Los Angeles.”

“I walked by the front window and said ‘My God!’ Beautiful!”

“Some of the most beautiful art I have ever seen.”

“Best work I have ever seen.”



“The most incredible photos I have ever seen…breathtaking”



“Unlike any art gallery I have ever seen.”

“I came in and forgot I was in Birmingham, perhaps Chicago or New York.”

“This place looks like a museum because the art is so beautiful.”

“I have yet to pass the gallery (walking by the front window display) without stopping in complete amazement…wonderful works.”

“I have seen no finer work.”

“There is no one else who does what Steadman Uhlich does. Surperb photography of adults, children, flowers, seashells, paintings…Exciting, matchless, something to love and be proud of.”

“It’s not that all the subjects are Hollywood gorgeous. Steadman is somehow able to capture the beauty of each person he photographs—the inner beauty and the results are arresting, dramatic, and beautiful.”

“I always thought I would have a painted portrait of my children done but I love your photos so much and the expressions you capture that I’ve now changed my mind.”

“What a wonderful surprise to find your gallery and incredible art.”

“Absolutely beautiful work. Exceptional.”

“This is too good to be local or regional.”

“I am absolutely astounded! This depicts such a high degree of art and craft, and a sensitivity for the subject not often seen.”

“What a nice discovery.”

“We are so lucky to have you back in Alabama.”

“Such an asset for Birmingham.”


“Beautiful works.”

“I feel like I have entered another world.”

“I have never seen anything like this before. Wonderful.”

“Absolutely beautiful work. Exceptional.”

“It’s amazing.”

“I actually pulled my car over to get a better look at the art in the window. I am so glad I came inside. Wonderful gallery.”


“Thank you for reminding me that beauty exists in imperfections.”

“Great stuff.”

“Truly awesome.”

“Your photographs embody beauty and character. You take a face most would consider not beautiful and capture the beauty in it for all to see and appreciate. Your work moves me.”

“Absolutely beautiful. Very mystical.”

“A very beautiful gallery.”

“What a joy today! Your art is exceptional.”

“Best work I have ever seen.”

“The work is stunning in its use of color! The detail in each work is breathtaking!”

“Fascinating and beautiful!”


“Stylized truth; quite beautiful”

“Beautiful, creative”


“Exciting, matchless”

“A wonderful innovative talent. Your works really are impressive and attention grabbing.”

“Steadman has an eye for a woman’s sensuality, a man’s sensitivity, and a child’s innocence. Beautiful!”

“A super cultural lift of my spirit.”

“I am so glad I stopped by your gallery. I am amazed by the originality of the work. It is so unique and you have something for everyone to enjoy…gorgeous…truly amazing.”

“The people on canvas are remarkable creations that make the canvas come to life. Gorgeous!”

“Your work is simply breathtaking.”

“What a beautiful and inspiring visit. Your work is extraordinary. I have never seen an artist who drew out the inner aspects of his subjects so well.”

“Steadman is somehow able to capture the beauty of each person he photographs. The results are arresting, dramatic and beautiful.”

“This is photography that speaks to your soul! Each photograph makes me want to know the story behind it. Beautiful works of art!”

“Thank you for reminding me that beauty exists in imperfections.”

“Life transforming.”

“Very moving”

“WOW! The portraits are spectacular”

Work is wonderful. The portraits tell a story about the subjects. Beautiful!

You have an amazing ability to capture true emotion. It is breathtaking.

“Your work is magnificent.”

“This is amazing! Beautiful! Interesting! Enjoyable!”



“Beaucoup d’originalite! Merci beaucoup pour tant de beaute”

“Beautiful art.”

“I can’t pick my favorite because they are all so beautiful.”

“Beautiful artwork and experience.”

“The quality of your work is outstanding.”

“This gallery is like a fine art salon in 19th century Europe.”


“Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow.” (This was written by one visitor.)

“Captivating and unique.”

“Very impressive. I love your gallery.”

“Your gallery is filled with beautiful art.”

“Your work is magnificent. Very refreshing.”

“Wonderful work. No pretensions, so pristine.”

“The photos are stunning and have taken my breath away.”


“I walked by the front window and said ‘My God!’ Beautiful!”

“Best I have ever seen.”



“It is amazing how you can capture people’s soul. Your work is priceless.”

“An asset to our community.”

“Gorgeous work. We are so impressed!”

“The work is beautiful. The individual portraits…amazing.”

“The originality, color and striking photographs just amaze me.”






“You really capture the soul and spirit of the people in your portraits.”

“What you do is not photography. It is art and it is great. Love it””

“His work is fabulous! He makes you want to meet the people in the photographs.”


“Great! Moving!”


“I’ve never seen such beautiful work.”

“Amazing…It is breathtaking.”

“Words cannot express my fascination.”


“Wonderful work.”





“Artwork is wonderful!”


“Your photographs embody beauty and character.”

“Beautiful work. Very special. Exquisite.”


“The next best thing to visiting the Louvre.”

“Very impressive…enjoyed very much.”

“This is art like I have never seen before.”

“What a great experience! Beautiful…amazing.”

“This is wonderful.”

“Beautiful…great show…great.”

“Very spiritual and healing.”

“Your passion is fantastic.”

“Very interesting.”

“Just beautiful.”


“This show (of just Steadman Uhlich’s multi-media works) appears to be a collection of 5 unique artists showing collectively. I loved them all.”

“Just coming by is a visual and spiritual treat!”

“Great art.”


There were thousands of similar spoken statements that were not captured in writing.

These quotes above were unsolicited and hand written by the visitors to Steadman’s art gallery.


Extraordinary Portraits Can Affect People Emotionally

I consider my greatest achievement as an artist is the unexpected deep emotional response that sometimes occurs when people view some of the portraits I have created. Some of these portraits have a rare ability to touch the viewer’s emotions.

Sixteen people have literally been brought to tears while viewing photographs of people they do not know.

Two of these, wrote that this happened while viewing my works over the internet. Countless others who do know the people in the photos were also moved to tears. But it is those viewers that have no connection at all by family or friend to the person in the portrait image that I find most memorable and remarkable.

“The Greatest Satisfaction I Know as an Artist”

I never expected this to happen. Of course I would be pleased if my clients liked their portraits, or those portraits of members of their family. Countless times, I have received notes and calls and have been told how family members (husbands, mothers, fathers, grandparents) were moved to tears by a portrait I made of someone in their family. I thought that was wonderful.

But something else happened too.

Sixteen total strangers were moved to tears by some of my portraits of people they do not know.

It was not as frequent as seeing family members of my clients or clients themselves cry, it was certainly rare, and it was not expected.

Yet it happened 16 times!

Fourteen times I saw with my own eyes, and two additional times men wrote me to tell me this.

I truly saw it happen 14 times with my own eyes and the response came from both women and men.

Yes, men cried too!

It was when people who viewed a portrait I made were brought to tears by that portrait, yet they do not know the person in the portrait.

Bear in mind, these were not portraits of war victims, drought victims, or people in pain or suffering. They were not destitute, hungry, malnourished, or disfigured. They were portraits of ordinary people, not celebrities, not famous, not even known to the viewer.

When that happened, it changed my life in a profound way.

It gave me an idea or inspiration to follow a different path in my life and completely changed how I see photography and how I will use it in the future.

What caused those people to cry?

It is an extraordinary response to the face of a person they don’t know by prior meeting, but somehow know in their heart.

When I witnessed this response, I was watching the tears stream down their faces, and listening to what the viewers revealed to me.

Some told me things about what caused this response. Sometimes we just shared those emotions in silence, as they were so strong that it was truly a moment where the viewer was speechless. It always touches me deeply too, even to the point where tears filled my own eyes as I witnessed this emotion connection the viewer had with my work.

These have been some of the most unforgettable moments in my life as an artist. They transcend anything material or business related.

As an artist, it gave me the greatest satisfaction to know that my art has reached someone deeply, and to witness that with my own eyes was an unexpected moment of enlightenment. “



Testimonials & Comments from a Wide Range of Very Satisfied People

These are just a few of the many Testimonials about Steadman Uhlich’s help to others through advice and consulting and objective comments about his photography and art. There were countless more not shown here.

Art Gallery Visitors

There are 140 Verbatim Testimonial Quotes you can read from Art Gallery Visitors who saw Steadman’s Art and Photography in an Art Gallery. These quotes are from people who saw his work up close while it was hanging in an art gallery at full size, often at “Life Size.” While you are able to view hundreds of photographs on this website or in Steadman’s online portfolios, you are only able to see these are low resolution and small sized images. The real photos Steadman makes are generally much larger than what you are seeing online. In some cases these photos are up to 5 feet tall! Others have been 10 feet wide! Even his portraits are generally life-size and so most are seen larger than you can see on your laptop or computer. In addition, the high resolution prints are amazing for the amount of details seen, the sharpness of details, the textures, and some even have amazing optical illusions that astounded art gallery visitors. So, if you will read some of these Art Gallery Visitor comments, you should get an idea of how someone may respond if you display a portrait or fine art photograph that Steadman has made for you, whether it is in your home or office. It is highly recommended that you read over these comments, because these people have actually seen his work at the sizes he recommends and displayed as he suggests.

Global Visitors and Global Viewers of Steadman’s Art and Photography

There are also verbatim comments and impressions from Global Visitors to his Studio website or others who have seen his work via the internet and who left their impressions of his work. There you can see literally hundreds of comments from viewers who were impressed, moved, and “stunned” from over 50 countries around the world. To read those comments, go to Steadman’s Old Studio Site and look at the comments beside the photos on each of the first 50 pages of that site. Those portraits have been called The Global 50 Favorites, but they were made and called that prior to Steadman’s trip across America.

Global General Impressions of Steadman’s Portrait Work

The following link is to a page which shows just some (31) of the many comments (hundreds) that Steadman’s portrait photography has received from viewers around the world. Many of these verbatim comments are from experienced photographers, many of which are professional photographers themselves. These comments are just the “general impression” type and are only about Steadman’s portrait photography, which is only one element from his larger body of work as a photographer and artist (painter). Global General Impressions of Steadman’s Portrait Photography

Steadman’s Portrait Clients and Patrons

There are also testimonials from Steadman’s Studio Clients who have actually hired him to produce artwork or portraits for them. To read those comments, simply click Testimonials About Steadman Uhlich: Client Comments.

Art Patrons and Hosts (Hosts in Steadman’s Visiting Artist Program)

You can also read full length Verbatim Testimonial Letters from Patrons and Hosts who hosted Steadman while he is traveling in 2011, 2012, and 2013 as part of his unique Visiting Artist Program. Those letters also give insight into not Steadman’s ability to create beautiful portraits or art for clients. They also give you verbatim comments on his character and trustworthiness. In many cases, Steadman was a guest of these hosts for several weeks (up to 4 months) and so the clients or hosts got to spend many hours with him. They saw him in many hours of social interactions, working with members of their own family, working with others in public, and as a professional artist focused on his subjects. They also got to know him from many hours spent together eating meals, traveling, visiting, and sharing stories.

Steadman’s Former Partners and CEO Level Contacts (Management Consulting Career)

Prior to beginning his career as a professional artist and fine art photographer, Steadman was for years a very successful and truly unique high-level management consultant working for two of the largest Big Six global consulting firms. His contact level was the Chairman, CEO, and other “C Level” contacts of some of the largest global corporations. He worked as a unique “Partner in Charge” of an innovative program for the largest firm. The following link will take you to a page where you can see 60 Verbatim Testimonial Comments from many of his partners (whom he helped) and some of his CEO contacts. 60 Testimonial Quotes by Former Partners and CEOs Regarding Results, Professionalism, Creativity, Consulting Skills, and Experience

Photographers Steadman has Mentored

There are additional testimonial letters from photographers around the world that Steadman has mentored. To view a few of these, visit Steadman’s PhotoMentors site that is focused on teaching and educating people about fine photography. There is a Testimonials category there with many verbatim testimonial quotes about Steadman and several verbatim letters from photographers he has mentored or helped. Steadman has had remarkable success in helping photographers (both new and experienced) learn how to see their photos in a new way and how to improve their own work to reach their own goals. He gives very practical advice in the form of his Simple Suggestions that any photographer can follow. And his style of communicating with and advising people on both abstract and technical topics has won praise from the people he mentors.

200+ Photographers Steadman Helped

There are 200+ Verbatim Testimonial Comments from Photographers Steadman Helped. These verbatim comments were unsolicited and publicly published by the writers on a highly regarded internet photography forum where Steadman helped photographers from around the world (amateur and professionals) improve their photography. Many of these comments were in an unusual, unsolicited, “Tribute to Steadman” (prompted by someone else) that thanked him for his service and helpfulness to the global online photography community.

44 Photographers Who Bought from Steadman

There are even testimonials from other photographers who have bought from Steadman in the past: Testimonials from 44 Photographers who bought from Steadman. There are Verbatim Testimonials from 44 photographers who have bought many thousands of dollars of photography equipment from him, online. If you have any doubts about buying anything from Steadman, you should read what they say about the accuracy of his descriptions of what he sold them and their high satisfaction with the entire transaction process.


Links to Various Verbatim Testimonial Quotes

Testimonial Quotes by 200+ Photographers Around the World Regarding Steadman’s Helpfulness, Service, and Creative and Critical Eye

140 Quotes by Art Gallery Visitors Seeing Steadman’s Work Lifesize and in an Art Gallery

Quotes by Global Visitors Regarding Just ONE Portrait Project for Just ONE Person: The Pianist

Quotes by Global Visitors Regarding Steadman’s Portraits of Elders

Quotes by Global Visitors Regarding Three of Steadman’s Equestrians Portraits

Testimonial Quotes by Photographers Steadman has Mentored

60 Testimonial Quotes by Former Partners and CEOs Regarding Results, Professionalism, Creativity, Consulting Skills, and Experience

Testimonial Quotes About Steadman Uhlich: 44 Photographers who Bought from Steadman

Testimonial Letters from Patrons and Hosts who Participated in Steadman’s Visiting Artist Program



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