Timothy O’Grady was born in Chicago and has lived in Ireland, London, Spain and Poland. He was in Las Vegas after receiving a fellowship from the Black Mountain Institute there and stayed on for another year to teach. He has written three works of non-fiction, Curious Journey, On Golf and, most recently, Divine Magnetic Lands, an account of a return journey around America after thirty years of living in Europe. His novels are Motherland, I Could Read the Sky and Light.


In the 1970s, Steve Pyke was a punk rocker with an itch to do something more singular. He borrowed a friend's camera and since that time has photographed for every major magazine. His work has been exhibited worldwide and is held in many international permanent collections. Steve is considered one of the leading portrait photographers of his profession.


Throughout his career he has developed, funded and then published a number of personal projects. Best known are those on the world’s leading thinkers — Philosophers

More recently he completed his series

Astronauts. For the past 35 years, he has worked consistently on his series collecting the Faces of our Time. He has published

nine books.


In 2004 Steve received the MBE in the Queen’s New Years Honours list for his services to the Arts. In 2006 he was made a Friend of the Royal Photographic Society.