Stephen Butler is a professional photographer who has recently returned to his roots in Armstrong County from Kansas City, where he was the Photographer in Residence at the American Jazz Museum, photographing artists such as Chick Corea, Christian McBride and Esperanza Spalding. His work also included portraits, weddings, senior pictures, sports and events. He will be working in the Western PA area as well as in West Virginia and in the Charlotte area, where he also has family. Mr. Butler is the son of Fr. Roger Butler, former rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Kittanning, and Jane Englert, former teacher at Dayton High School, and Kittanning Junior High School. He has been a photographer for over thirty-five years (KHS yearbook staff, 1975-77), and a full time professional for the last ten. He has almost twenty years of teaching experience in New York City and Kansas City, and eight years of acting experience on stage and in commercials. He brings skills in observation, interpretation and social interaction to his work, which he strives to make authentic.
“I look to uncover the beauty and personality, what I call the energy of my subjects who range from children to senior citizens. I enjoy helping the reluctant or self-critical to discover that being "photogenic" has everything to do with the photographer.”
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