Steve Uzzell


Steve Uzzell

Renowned Photographer | Creative Problem-Solver

Steve Uzzell inspires audiences to make any venture an adventure. A renowned advertising and corporate photographer, Uzzell uses his work as a jumping off point to talk about possibility and creativity. Believing that opening the door to the imagination can bring great rewards in unexpected ways, Uzzell shows audiences that expanding the mind can expand our experiences at work and at home.

Uzzell has worked as an assistant to the editor of National Geographic and a member of their photographic staff. He has published two books of his own photography, his editorials have been featured in such publications as Newsweek, Time, Smithsonian, US  News and World Report, and his cinematography has aired on ABC, CBS, NBC, and PBS.

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. Steve uses his mind-stretching images as illustrations about possibility and creativity, inspiring his audiences to make any venture an adventure. Learn to put this perspective to work for you everyday – in problem solving, 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 are unexpected, but that preparation lays the groundwork for magic to happen. “Chance favours the prepared mind,” said Louis Pasteur. After all, Steve says, “our eyes see only what our mind is prepared to comprehend.”

The Nature of Transition

We’ve all heard it, and we’ve all said it — about our organizations, about our workplace, about the economy, about our lives: “We are in such a state of transition.”

But what does it mean to be in transition? What was it like when we weren’t in transition? When does it start? Does transition end? How do we know when we’re finished? Should we fear it, avoid it, or look forward to and embrace it?

Acclaimed photographer Steve Uzzell will explore the very nature of transition, visualized with his striking photographs. He will explore the subject from a myriad of perspectives – personal, daily, local, historical, architectural, global, and from the natural world, plus examine what he believes to be the four fundamentals guiding is in transition: curiosity, passion, commitment and accountability. Attendees will come away from “The Nature of Transition” inspired, transformed and empowered, with a new appreciation for what Steve believes is the most exciting step in the creative process.