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My name is Stephen Bybee and I have been photographing in Columbia, Missouri and Milwaukee, Wisconsin for about 15 years now. Much of my recent work has been involved with the documentation of Missouri's beautiful, but disappearing, rural churches. I live and work in Columbia, Missouri. I sell my prints, framed or unframed, from my home in Columbia. If you have questions or comments, feel free to email me at I've also recently started a couple blogs: one is a photographic exploration of my city at night. Its at The other is a gallery of color work from Missouri, at For the month of March, 2012 I have an exhibit of my nighttime work from downtown Columbia showing at Teller's Restaurant and Gallery, on the corner of 9th and Broadway, in Columbia.



Missouri's Rural Churches

I've been documenting Missouri's rural churches since 1998.

Updated: Jul 07, 2012 6:18pm PST

Signs and Symbols

I stole the name from Sylvia Plachy's book, "Signs and Relics."

Updated: Jul 07, 2012 2:21pm PST


Small towns, roadside scenes, and forgotten places.

Updated: Jul 07, 2012 1:42pm PST

Night Photography Exhibit at Teller's

For those of you who couldn't make, here are the photos I had on exhib ...

Updated: May 04, 2012 4:20pm PST

Nature in Color

Color photography of nature. Simple.

Updated: Mar 11, 2012 2:38pm PST

My Smug Mug

Updated: Mar 11, 2012 12:52pm PST

Theresa and Chris--Wedding at Les Bourgeois

Updated: Oct 16, 2011 6:41pm PST


Photographs of landscapes in Missouri, Wisconsin, New Mexico, Montanta ...

Updated: Oct 16, 2011 6:39pm PST

Sarah and Kelly's Wedding

Sarah and Kelly, Married at Les Bourgeois Winery in Rocheport on March ...

Updated: Apr 05, 2011 4:34pm PST


Small towns and countryside of primarily south central Wisconsin.

Updated: Feb 16, 2011 1:53pm PST


My first photographic portfolio was taken at night. It has been a pas ...

Updated: Feb 14, 2011 6:34pm PST

Color 2010

New color images from 2010, taken in Missouri, New Mexico, and Wiscons ...

Updated: Feb 14, 2011 6:20pm PST


My wife's grandma lives in Shelbyville. I find it very similar to Mis ...

Updated: May 10, 2010 9:13am PST

Color Work

Color work from here and there.

Updated: Feb 06, 2010 12:42pm PST


Friends, family, and weddings I've photographed.

Updated: Jan 13, 2010 6:13pm PST

Mizzou Rec Center

Photos taken during my stint as staff photographer at University of Mi ...

Updated: Jan 12, 2010 7:19pm PST


I lived here for five years. Most of the time it was either overcast ...

Updated: Nov 11, 2009 3:15pm PST