Agency on Aging gallery features Presque Isle photographer’s work in September

9 months ago

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — Aroostook Agency of Aging will exhibit the work of Presque Isle photographer Steven D. Chandler in September as part of the Artists for Aging Initiative. In addition to framed photographs and canvas prints, the artist will present several digital collections of images as well as PIHS yearbooks during an opening reception from 4:30-7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 1 during Presque Isle First Friday Art Walk.

Chandler is a near lifelong resident of Aroostook County, moving here in 1975 when his father,  David, retired from the United States Air Force. As a child, Steven always vacationed with a camera in hand and developed a love for capturing images at airshows and historical places. 

During high school, Steven worked on the SHIP yearbook staff all four years and got his introduction to 35mm black and white photography on a Pentax K1000. The advent of digital photography renewed his interest in photography and in 2019 he formalized his hobby into a small business, StevenD  Photography, marketing mostly to other small businesses and on Instagram @ #schandled. 

He enjoys photographing a wide range of subject matter, including aircraft, landscapes, nature,  and daily life, but enjoys the hunt of a wildlife capture the best. 

Steven and his wife Susan are proud parents of two adult children, and reside in Presque Isle with their two dogs, Pepper and Phoebe. 

The Sept. 1 Artists for Aging event is free and open to the public. Artists like Chandler exhibiting  works at the Agency on Aging agree to donate 20 percent of their sales to support its programs and  services. 

For more information, please call 207-764-3396/1-800-439-1789 or email info@aroostookaging.org. The office is located at 260 Main Street in Presque Isle.