Steven Thoelen is best known for his intense photographs portraying allegorical figures in movie scenes. His elaborate compositions contribute to emotional shots in the heat of the moment by depicting a scene in a narrative story. The abundant detail and symbolism in his work are devices that allow him to tell complex stories. His pictures combine the elegant finesse of contemporary fashion design with the sumptuous drama episodes from the past.
Thoelen is a creative artist whose practice spans both fine art and commercial application. His projects are guided by the design aesthetics and flamboyant fashions of the period. His large-scale artworks have been exhibited in Chicago, Taiwan and Belgium.