Lawrence (Lars) Steinke was born on Mile 0 of the Alaska Highway and has been exploring the wilds of western Canada ever since. Many of his formative years were spent in Northern British Columbia in the Mackenzie area before living on the edge of Jasper National Park in Hinton Alberta. A short stint was spent out east while attending Queen's University but he was lured back to the west by the call of the Rockies. He moved to Lethbridge to complete his studies at the University of Lethbridge where he now resides.
Living in Lethbridge has given Lars the opportunity to explore the Canadian Rockies on a regular basis. A majority of that time is spent photographing Southern Alberta and the wilds of Waterton National Park. While Waterton provides an opportunity to exercise his photography on a regular basis, Banff, Jasper, and Northern BC are visited and explored, as is most of Western Canada. In the past few years travel has taken him to Africa, Europe, the Carribean, S. America and China