Stephen Schafer is a photographer with a preservation distraction. His thirty-three-year career behind a camera spans all aspects of commercial photography, and he now specializes in both new and historic architecture. In 1996, he and his wife Sherry began a seemingly endless rehabilitation of a shaky little 1881 folk Victorian Farmhouse; it was during this project that he was afflicted with the “preservation bug,” which he probably contracted from a stray redwood splinter. Ever since, he has been drawn to vintage buildings great and small. He now crisscrosses America documenting significant places for the National Register of Historic Places and the Historic American Buildings Survey collection at the Library of Congress.