Just You.

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Gateway, Reston, Herndon, Ashburn, Sterling, Fairfax


As a photographer, I strive to be a minimalist.

Using artsy terms, I try to capture the feeling of a moment or the essence of a scene with as little in the image as possible.

In this image, my wife and oldest daughter enjoy the sea on Assateague Island MD in the fall. Because you cannot see their faces, it gives the image a more universal feeling of relationship. In my opinion.

My wife always wants to see people's faces in an image because that is how she relates to photographs. I advise her to take her own photographs.

For me, this image captures the feeling I have for my family as well as the best of that place.

If you are new to creating your own art, don't worry if it is not what someone else would choose or make. Do what brings you satisfaction and meaning.


(However, when my wife tells me to take a particular shot...I take it.)




Jan and Steve Bachman RE/MAX Gateway

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Why pay more and get less when selling your home? Jan and Steve Bachman of RE/MAX Gateway use professional photographers, create interactive photo floor plans, print full color brochures, and make an individual property website for your listing that goes out to 40+ public real estate search sites including Realtor.com, Trulia, Zillow etc.


We also create a custom photo tour that is sent to other agents and prospective buyers.



RE/MAX Hall of Fame, Platinum Club, A Washingtonian Magazine Top Agent 2018

Happy to Help. No Hassle, No Pressure.

Jan and Steve Bachman are full time Realtors® with RE/MAX, specializing in Homes for Sale in Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William and Arlington Counties.



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Comments (5)

Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Oh, that is an absolutely stunning shot, Steve! I am like your wife, I love to see faces but, I also appreciate scenes like this one. You're right, do what you love doing - express yourself your own way. Variety is the spice of life, after all!

Jan 14, 2019 07:19 AM
Steve and Jan Bachman

Thanks Deb. I appreciate you stopping in. I have been absent from AR for a long while and your making the effort to view my stuff is an encouragement.

Jan 14, 2019 07:37 AM
Mary Grace (Ballew) MacDougall
Keller Williams Columbia - Columbia, SC
Home Buying and Selling in the Columbia Area

This is beautiful! I often find that photos that are not staged with the subjects faces capture the moment and memory a bit better.

Jan 14, 2019 07:19 AM
Steve and Jan Bachman

thanks Mary Grace. I take pictures of my family's faces for memories but when I attempt to make "frame worthy art" ...I don't. I do like street photography where you can capture some really interesting faces but that can be intrusive and feels like spying :-)

Jan 14, 2019 07:40 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I think listening to your wife on what to take is wise and I love your photo.

Jan 14, 2019 07:45 AM
Steve and Jan Bachman

Thanks Joe. Been married to the same woman for 40 years. I do rebel as much as I can since that keeps me interested.

Jan 14, 2019 08:21 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I'm smiling at the difference in perspective about faces shared between you and your wife.  Too funny!

Jan 14, 2019 09:52 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Steve and Jan Bachman, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

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Jan 14, 2019 09:54 AM
Steve and Jan Bachman

Thanks Myrl! I have been gone a while and I appreciate the welcome back feature. I will do my best to get back into the regular posting habit with lots of photo stuff too. Best wishes!!!

Feb 02, 2019 07:21 AM