"Yawning" Wobbegong Shark
Steve Eilenberg first experienced the miracle of breathing underwater in a pool in New Jersey as a 12 year old, but his career as a diver had to wait until 1989, towards the end of his medical training as a radiologist. He has been a photographer since childhood, doing his own development in his father’s home darkroom. More recently, he has transitioned happily into digital photography. He is an artist who works in a variety of media, including welding mild steel, gold-leafing, and incorporation of found objects, especially those with an industrial bent. He also does artistic work using radiography and CT scan technologies on objects ranging from vintage toy robots to beetles, and has conducted forensic radiographic studies for local museums on Peruvian mummies and black collectible dolls. With his wife, Marie Tartar, he travels widely, enjoying street, travel, architectural, nature and wildlife photography in addition to underwater. His photography has been exhibited in group shows at the Oceanside Museum of Art, the Natural History Museum, the Birch Aquarium and the Smithsonian. Steve and Marie’s website and blog can be found at www.aperturephotoarts.com.