Stephen Butzlaff, a native of metropolitan Chicago, has had a camera in his hand since grade school. Today he exclusively shoots with a Leica M Rangefinder along with a Leica SL. He can be found on streets in urban areas hunting for the spontaneous moment capturing the humor, surprise and drama of everyday life. Steve has studied under world- recognized street photographers Peter Turnley,Matt Stuart London based Magnum Photos, Paris and London-based Marie Lagineau, as well as notables Craig Semetko  and Tom Smith, both Leica Academie Masters.  He regularly posts his work on Leica Fotopark Gmb , Leica Fotographie International  as well as on local organizations’ blogs promoting social change.