A collection of work by local Duck resident and nature photographer, Steve Alterman, is on display in the Town of Duck, Administrative Office Meeting Room. Images captured on film take you on a photo-journey of the Outer Banks and to places further afield, and in some images, seemingly out of this world. Alterman has a passion and talent for making the seemingly ordinary extraordinary.
While much of his current show focuses on the beauty of the Outer Banks, his love for the American West and places abroad are showcased as well. “Tip of the Iceberg” appears to transport the viewer to outer-space, but in reality was captured during Alterman’s travels in Iceland. As Steve and his wife Lynne were talking recently, they shared several alternate titles such as “Kitchen on Fire” and “Dinner Can Wait.” These photos were taken on different days, so perhaps dinner has been put on hold until after the fade of sunset’s brilliance on more than one occasion! If so, neither of the Alterman’s seemed to mind. As they discussed the work and memories of each shot, it was clear that the love of sharing glimpses of their Outer Banks “backyard” and other awesome landscapes is a passion they both share.
Alterman has also published three regional best-selling photographic art books, including Outer Banks Edge, Kauai Edge (with Hawaiian photographer Scott Hanft) and Coastal Wild (with Outer Banks photographer Mark Buckler) which are available in many locations including several Duck businesses. To learn more about Steve Alterman and his work, visit www.alterman-photo.com. The Town of Duck’s Wall Décor Committee is pleased to feature local artists in the Town Administrative building located at 1200 Duck Road and invite residents and visitors to stop in to see the work.
Local artist, Fred Vallade was the first artist to be featured in this rotating exhibit which began in December, 2012. Steve Alterman is the second featured artist and a portion of his collection will be on display through early summer 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.