As the Art Director of West Marine, I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Steven Lapkin for the last four years. He has been a tremendous asset to our creative team. His pro-active approach, professionalism and timeliness make him stand out as a performer. Steven‚ has aesthetic sensibility, keen eye and his ability to capture the essence of boating have landed his photos on multiple West Marine catalog covers. He has also contributed towards the graphic success of various marketing collateral. We welcome the opportunity to collaborate with Steven on future projects.


Kevin Coullahan, Art Director
West Marine


From t2p Sailing On Demand


Steve Lapkin is able to capture action and excitement in such a way that makes the viewer feel they are right there in the moment, and he's able to do so in ever changing environments like the water or air. 

Tucker Thompson   


We were very pleased with the quality of Steve's photographs and the professional attentiveness he showed to us while we were proofing his submittals. Steve was quick to respond to questions we had and eager to meet our requests. He has a very talented eye for capturing the beautiful moments that go unnoticed by so many people. We would be very happy to work with him in the future.

Christopher Jennerwein


Moonshine Sales & Marketing


“America’s most famous wooden express commuter yacht by John L. Hacker, Thunderbird, would be dry-docked if it weren’t for images by H2Omark.  In the stewardship of the non-profit Foundation 36, H2Omark’s tantalizing photography continues to excite charitable donors to fund the educational programs served by this historic vessel.  Year-after-year, H2Omark captures the essence of Thunderbird as a floating classroom for Lake Tahoe’s only on-water maritime heritage program.   On, off, and above the water, H2Omark is essential to preserving the venerable Thunderbird for generations to come.”


Bill Watson

Foundation 36


The Tahoe Yacht Club has had the privilege of working with Steve Lapkin, h2omark, for the last several years for on the water sailing and power boating photography. Steve’s attention to detail and dedication are second to none. Tahoe Yacht Club would highly recommend h2omark for any of your photography needs. h2omark has allowed our business to gain local and national recognition with use of their photographic work. You can not find a more professional or hardworking photographer and Tahoe Yacht Club will continue to work with Steve for many years to come.


Darren Kramer

Tahoe Yacht Club

General Manager


To whom it may concern.

Steve Lapkin has a real talent with images and making good commercial decisions making those images. As a retired veteran of 32 years in the Motion Picture industry as a Director of Photography, I know a good eye.  I have enjoyed his images for several years now. He has a real feel for boats and water.
I'd give him a job.


Jan Sluchak dp,soc,asld


Steve creatively captures the joie de vivre that is boating on Lake Tahoe. It was only natural that his photography along with his first-hand insight into local wooden boat culture were a perfect fit for our editorial.


–Elisabeth Korb, senior editor of Tahoe Quarterly



To whom it may concern.


We hired Steve to photograph the Ferrari Challenge North American Series and World Finals in Mugello, IT.  It was a great experience to work with someone who understands the art of such craftsmanship and how to capture it.  Steve's work presents the best of his subjects in a natural way.  We look forward to working with him again.  His experience world wide puts him at the top of our photographers list.




Darin Ingram, Owner
Grounded 4 Life Productions, LLC.