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Stephen F. Dennstedt

Photographer, Writer and World Traveler

I am an itinerant American expat trekking the world with my rucksack and taking my pictures. Before I got a life I was a commercial banker for thirty years, and a (very) young Marine Corps Sergeant in Vietnam. I’ve been snapping shutters for over sixty years, and finally turned professional in 2009. I created my company Indochine Photography that same year. I left the USA in early 2012 to pursue my lifelong dream of photographing the world, and interacting with its many wonderful and diverse cultures. Shortly after arriving in Yucatan, Mexico I spent a year as the staff photographer for The Yucatan Times newspaper. I was also the unofficial “official” photographer for the Kaxil Kiuic Biocultural Reserve and Puuc Jaguar Conservation (it’s a long story). I am also a registered freelance photographer with the Boston Globe. Since I’ve been on the road I’ve adopted the philosophy of: Live Simple, Live Cheap, Live Free.

I began my early career as a classically trained artist studying with the well known San Diego artist Dorothy Wright. Achieving some initial success early on I enjoyed an exhibition of my work at the world-renowned San Diego Museum of Fine Art. Not living up to my own unrealistic expectations I left the world of paint, brush and canvas behind, and instead embraced photography which I had been studying concurrently. Again success came early when I was a winner in Kodak’s National High School Photography Contest.

Stephen F. Dennstedt


4 responses to “About

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