Steve Uzzell


About Steve Uzzell - Photographer and Inspirational Speaker:

Steve Uzzell is an inspirational speaker and one of the top advertising and corporate photographers in the United States. He started in the photography business 40 years ago as assistant to the editor of National Geographic magazine and a member of their photographic staff.

Steve now shoots for a roster of clients that include airlines, automobile manufacturers; travel, shelter and fashion magazines in the U.S. and numerous overseas countries. After hundreds of requests for a book that would highlight the key points and most memorable images from Steve’s talk Open Roads Open Minds: An Exploration of Creative Problem Solving, his book by the same name was released in 2014 by DAM Useful Publishing (1st edition.)  Steve has given the presentation that became his book to over 460 organizations in all 50 American states, as well as three Canadian provinces and five other countries, including India and China - to a combined audience of more than half a million people.

Steve's work has garnered international acclaim and won numerous awards, including ten from Communication Arts. Steve has also photographed two books, Maryland, and The View From Sterling Bluff , as well as published editorial work in over 100 publications including Newsweek, Smithsonian, Time, and U.S. News.

Steve spends six months of the year traveling the world for his clients; the remainder teaching and delivering his signature presentation Open Roads Open Minds: An Exploration of Creative Problem Solving.

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What Steve Uzzell Talks About:

Open Roads Open Minds: An Exploration of Creative Problem Solving

The open road never fails to open your mind. Once your mind is open, the power of your imagination is released. This formidable power knows no bounds. Using his striking photographs as illustrations of his metaphor for possibility and creativity, Steve inspires audiences to take advantage of his experience and vision to make any venture an adventure. Learn to put this perspective to work for you everyday – in problem solving, in the creative process, and in your life!

Steve’s approach to his photographic work serves as a universal blueprint for problem solving. His audiences not only learn to be open to solutions that can be found in unexpected places, but that preparation lays the groundwork for magic to happen. Chance favors the prepared mind| said Louis Pasteur. Our eyes will only ever see what our mind is prepared to comprehend.

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