Bio

Hello, Elde Stewart here!  Thank you for visiting my site!  I’d like to tell you a little about myself and my photographic career:
 
I have been a professional photographer for over 28 years, handling a wide range of photographic assignments. The diversity of these projects has given me the specialized knowledge and skills necessary to excel in several different areas of photography, both in studio and on location.
 
In 1978, I opened my own studio in Detroit, launching my professional career.  My work included portraits, model portfolios, motorcycles, musicians/bands, product, catalogs, and brochures.
 
In 1984, I joined a large automotive photography studio in Detroit. Working with the best photographers in this field led me to become very knowledgeable in studio lighting and location photography.  Recognizing my creative talent, in 1987 I was promoted and given the opportunity to relocate and run their Los Angeles studio.

In 1990 I opened Elde Stewart Photography here in Los Angeles.

My lifelong love of music led me to pursue photographing musicians and bands.  As a musician myself, I know exactly what to look for, be it jazz, blues or rock and roll.  In 1993, I became a member of the Jazz Photographers Association and was elected President from 1997 -1999.  I am honored to have my work published in the Monterey Jazz Festival book, 40 Legendary Years.  
 
Motorcycles are another one of my passions.  I've been riding Harley's for nearly 40 years. I have photographed motorcycles for some of the top bike builders and publications out there today.

I hope this site clearly shows you some of my talent in the creative world of Traditional / Digital photography.

Enjoy your Look!

Elde