Steve Medina

Steve Medina

www.ArtPal.com/stevemedina

I started to work with computers in 1978 (with an Apple II) when I was a teenager.

In 1982, I started to work professionally on an IBM mainframe, as a programmer, in a company called Consultas (a subsidiary of Publicitas).

Later on, in 1988, I switched to another company called ElectroGraphics, which was active in the field of graphical workstations (Unix, PCs & Macs), where I started working with design programs, among which Illustrator & Photoshop, which allowed me to start working in digital post-production (pictures were scanned at that time).

In 2001 came the first digital reflex camera (Canon 30D), which allowed me to master the complete creation process, from start to finish.

At that time, I was working as a consultant for Philip Morris and started to take pictures on F1 events, thanks to my contacts with the main sponsor of the Ferrari team.

In 2003, I was invited for the first time on a MotoGP event, where I discovered the marvelous world of motorbike racing, with an impressive atmosphere thanks to the incredible motorbike riders and the famous umbrella girls.

One of them, a really sympathic Czech model named Julia Liptakova, convinced me to take more beauty pictures, because she liked the ones I took from her...

In 2008, I opened my own photo studio (now called Glamour Studio), dedicated to portraits & beauty shots.

In 2013, a flood devastated my photo studio and forced me to stop my business for a while... In the meantime, I started taking pictures of landscapes and to create digital artwork based on my pictures.

Since 2015, I stopped my activities as photographer on the circuits and dedicate myself to create Artwork in honor of all these pilots (and personalities) that I admire since my youngest age, that I had the chance to know, or that I follow for some time in front of my TV.

Now you know where my inspiration comes from ;-)

Thanks for your interest... And have a nice visit on this website.

Steve Medina




People - Portraits



Digital Paintings - Landscapes



Motorsport Artwork - MotoGP



Motorsport Artwork - F1