Written by Gordon Webster, Jr.
Our 2020 Book of Lists continued a longstanding Business Journal tradition of inviting submissions for the cover from the local art community.
A committee of Business Journal managers decided on a photograph of an iconic Fresno landmark to grace the cover of the 2020 Book of Lists, and the artist who took that photo has an equally noteworthy story to share.
Stephan Alvin is a Fresno native who spent 11 years as a professional skater, touring the world with Disney on Ice. It was during this period traveling through 73 countries where he met his wife Adriana Krause, a fellow figure skater and native of Brazil.
Photography had always been a hobby, but upon his return home, Stephan decided to explore it as a career. Today, he and Adriana run Stephan Alvin Photography, photographing weddings, real estate, landscapes and much more.
Their work is truly breathtaking.
Stephan took the photo of the Tower Theatre while having some beers with his brother in the Tower District, waiting to capture the perfect shot that now graces the cover of the Book of Lists.
The cover was unveiled to much acclaim at the Book of Lists networking event on Jan. 21. The publication reached subscribers of The Business Journal on Jan. 31.
We want to once again thank Stephan for sharing his talent with our readers, and we wish him and Adriana all of the success in the world as they pursue doing what they love.