#WhyCV Photographer Spotlight: Steve Rymers
“I tell everyone that I wasn’t born here, but I got here as quickly as I could!”
Each month we highlight a local photographer, someone who photographs this area in a way that tells a story. It’s almost as if the subjects are speaking to us. This month we shine a spotlight on Steve Rymers, Lake Tahoe resident and Carson Valley fan. And now, a little bit about Steve, in his own words.
“I grew up in South Bend, Indiana. We vacationed at Lake Tahoe for about fifteen years prior to moving here when we retired.
My wife, Karen, has loved horses her entire life, and she had a great interest in trying to find the wild horses that played such an important role in our country’s history. I, on the other hand, had always been terribly afraid of horses. Even so, I was very interested in seeing the wild horses in their natural habitat. We both fell in love with them on our first visit to nearby Carson Valley. I initially started taking pictures of them with my cell phone and enjoyed it so much that I quickly escalated to professional grade photography equipment!
To be perfectly clear, I have never sold one of my photos for personal gain. I have given quite a few photos to people who donate to the Pine Nut Wild Horse advocacy group.
Also, to be perfectly honest, prior to moving to Lake Tahoe, I hadn’t explored Carson Valley at all. Since moving here, we spend a few days per week in Carson Valley since we love it so much! The historical charm as well as the boundless beauty that Carson Valley is nestled in provides so much to see and enjoy in an incredibly peaceful environment! Beautiful mountain scenery that changes with the seasons, working ranches, a wildlife lover’s paradise, the wide open spaces of desert with its ever changing colors of the seasons, and the wide variety of tremendous “Mom and Pop” shops rather than chain stores in the local communities! Very peaceful and welcoming!
I tell everyone that I wasn’t born here, but I got here as quickly as I could!”
Scroll down to see some of Steve’s favorite images, and follow along with his adventures on social media. Check out the rest of our photographer spotlights on our blog.