Thursday, 20 December 2012

Moonbug Exhibition at NASA, Houston

A brief video of the Moonbug exhibition at Johnson Space Centre, Houston which features work from Steve as well as filmmaker Nichola Bruce who directed the 'Moonbug' documentary.

MOONBUG - NASA Exhibition Houston 2012-13 from Nichola Bruce on Vimeo.

Steve Pyke Apollo portraits & space artefacts
Nichola Bruce's film Moonbg, on continuous loop in specially built screening room
Dust installation
3 Channel Triptych

Saturday, 10 November 2012

'Philosophers' time lapse installation at PhotoNOLA

Here is a time-lapse video showing the installation of Steve's 'Philosophers' for PhotoNOLA 2012.

The series is being exhibited at NOCCA in New Orleans up to the 14th December at the address below. For more details head here.

Steve Pyke: The Philosophers
November 8 – December 14, 2012
Opening: Thursday, November 8, 2012, 6-8 pm
Steve Pyke Lecture: Friday, Nov 9, 7pm at NOPA Gallery
2800 Chartres St.
New Orleans, LA 70117
Hours: Mon – Fri 9am-1pm; Sat 12-4pm

The  'Philosophers' book is available in the UK from Amazon here And in the US from Amazon here.

Monday, 5 November 2012

Apollo Exhibition and PhotoNOLA Workshop

Dear friends,

In the off chance that you are in Houston on November 16, I am having an exhibition there accompanied by Nichola Bruces' film Moonbug. Would be a lovely surprise to see you there...

I will also be at Photo NOLA leading a workshop on portrait photography on the streets of New Orleans. Brief details below but for full details and how to register, head here. 

PhotoNOLA Portrait Workshop with Steve Pyke
New Orleans Photo Alliance Gallery
Sunday December 2, 2012
10am – 4pm
Workshop Fee: $75 | Registration opens Monday, Nov 5
Class limit: 10 participants

Friday, 28 September 2012

Philosophers book reviewed in Philosophy Now

Hi Friends!

My second volume of Philosophers has just been reviewed in Philosophy Now, i'm including a link below. Hope you're all well.

Very best,


The review was written by Constantine Sandis of 'Philosophy Now' and can be seen in full here with a select few quotes below;

Jason Stanley
Jason Stanley

"Pyke’s collection proves just how wrong Nozick was to suppose that a picture of a person in a moment of time could not reveal a lifetime’s worth of traits, beliefs, emotions and aspirations."

Referring to text contributed by philosophers;

"It is revealing to compare the content of these with those in the 1993 book, as they collectively reveal a small yet steady change in the philosophical climate. "

"Philosophers could not have hoped for a better portrait artist than Steve Pyke. "

Monday, 24 September 2012

Help bring 'Man on the Moon' to Houston

Buzz Aldrin & Steve Pyke

There are still 18 days left to help bring Steve's iconic images of iconic figures in the Space race to the Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX. 

There are a range of rewards for funding, right from $10 to $5,000 but all funding helps to make this project a reality (The project will only be funded if the total amount is raised).

Head here to help put a Man on the Moon. 

Frank Borman by Steve Pyke

Monday, 17 September 2012

Moonbug Kickstarter is a Staff Pick

The Moonbug Kickstarter project aiming to bring Steve's images to a NASA exhibition at the Johnson Space centre has been featured as a staff pick on the crowd funding website.

You can take advantage of some awesome rewards including the finished book, signed Steve Pyke prints and event a VIP invite to the exhibition opening by heading to the project page here.

Friday, 14 September 2012

Help to fund the Moonbug exhibition at NASA

Dear friends,

Filmmaker Nichola Bruce and I have started a KickStarter project to fund Moonbug, a film to commemorate the men who first stepped foot on the moon. The project is focused on an upcoming
exhibition at NASA's Johnson Space Centre this November. A screening of Nichola's documentary Moonbug will coincide with my own portraits.

The film has a haunting soundtrack by leading electronic musician Matt Johnson of "The The"- and chronicles my odyssey to capture the pioneering astronauts in an array of outstanding profile portraits. We are hoping to also then do several screenings of the film in NYC and across the country. Please help us support the exhibition through this project. We thank you for all of your support.



You can view the video introduction below and head over to the Kickstarter page to find out more and see the available rewards for support.

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

World Trade Center Site, Evening of September 15 2001

On September 15 2001 I was asked to photograph structural damage to a building directly adjacent to the World Trade Center. This is what I found that night. They have never been published...

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Steve's 'Time' cover portrait of Justice John Roberts

After the Supreme Court decision to uphold President Barack Obamas healthcare law, Steve's portrait of the vote swinger and US supreme court justice John Roberts is on this weeks cover of Time Magazine...

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Los Muertos at Casa Mezcal Apr 25th - May 13th

Hello friends,

I have a new edit of "Los Muertos" showing at Casa Mezcal. The exhibition runs from April 25th to May 13th. Mark your calenders, and look forward to seeing you all there.

86 Orchard Street
2nd Floor
New York
NY 10002-4515



Steve's 'Philosophers' book reviewed this week in the NY Times Literary supplement

Steve's latest book 'Philosophers' published by Oxford University Press and available to buy here direct or here via Amazon was reviewed this week in the NY Times Literary supplement by Constantine Sandis.

If you have not seen the review, you can read it by clicking on the image below:

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Steve Pyke on Family, Friends, and the Art of Roadkill Still-Life

Steve spoke the other day with photographer and educator Jonathan Worth who runs a free and open photography class called #picbod (Picturing the Body) in the UK.

In three separate videos Steve talks about photographing friends, family, the 'Los Muertos' series, 'Moonbug' and also answers questions from #picbod students among other topics. All of the videos are embedded below:

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Moonbug Soundtrack by 'The The' available to buy now!

Cineola Volume 2: Moonbug, the soundtrack by THE THE to the award winning documentary feature film directed by Nichola Bruce is now available for purchase.

The film follows Steve on his extraordinary journey across America to meet, interview and photograph his childhood heroes – the men who went to the moon.

This 80 page deluxe hardback edition features 17 new tracks from THE THE, portraits of the Apollo astronauts by Steve Pyke, an extensive interview with Steve Pyke by Matt Johnson plus notes from the director and stills from the film.

You can buy the Moonbug soundtrack Book/CD here. You can also head over here to read an extract of the conversation with The The's Matt Johnson and Steve.

Official trailer for THE THE's original soundtrack CD/Book for Moonbug:

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Steve on the World Press Photo Award judging process

Following the announcement of the World Press Photo Award winners last week, Steve was asked to share his thoughts on the winners and process of judging as he acted as this year's special jury chair for portraits:

Steve on the winners:

Steve on the first week of judging:

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Steve speaks with Jonathan Worth about the World Press Photo

Steve is currently the special jury chair of the portraits section in World Press Photo 2012 and is in Amsterdam with the other judges. He took some time out to speak with photographer and lecturer Jonathan Worth about the judging process:

Steve Pyke on reviewing over 8,000 images for the World Press Award whilst eating Brie:

Steve Pyke from the World Press Photo Award on fifteen hour days, Royal audiences and being massaged:

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

What Does a Philosopher Look Like?

A J Ayer, London, 5 October 1988 © Steve Pyke

From issue 55 of The Philosopher’s Magazine, Cynthia Freeland wrote an essay on Steve's Philosophers series. The essay can be seen on the Talking Philosophy blog and raises interesting questions of the portraits Steve has been making since the late 80's.

Noam Chomsky, Boston, 29 May 1990 © Steve Pyke

Head over to the blog post itself to read all the comments from contributors and add your own opinions.

Rebecca Kukla commented:

"Perhaps it’s because I’ve spent my whole life among philosophers but I find these shots deeply ‘appetizing’ for the most part. These are character-filled, thoughtful, real faces, and most of the pictures make me want to talk to that person"