“Steven balances his work life
with a passion for trying to
better his single digit handicap
on the golf course & his
personal B&W projects.”
Steven, or Simko to friends, first became interested in photography at fifteen, when he noticed a point of purchase display of a girl in a yellow bikini holding a Minolta 110 Weathermatic underwater camera. Intrigued, and perhaps hoping to meet some real girls in yellow bikinis, young Steven walked into that South Carolina camera shop and asked to be taught simply "everything about cameras." They hired him on the spot.
Eventually, Steven left the South and moved to California. Then to London. Then back to California. A few years later, after assisting iconic photographer Art Streiber and processing Herb Ritts' b&w contact sheets at Photo Impact lab in Hollywood, he moved to New York City. In New York, Steven began shooting fashion for magazines here and abroad. Through a chance meeting with Ivan Shaw, Steven landed his first assignment coming from the fashion bible itself: VOGUE. Nowadays, Steven specializes in energetic pictures of celebrities and real people alike. He's photographed tons of interesting people, including Adele, Katie Holmes, Debra Messing, Zendaya and Brad Goreski for notable publications such as VOGUE, PEOPLE and HELLO! Fashion Montly.