The great challenge for photographers of people is to delve past what is seen on the surface and discover who a person is - not to just take photos, snapshots - but to strive to take images that capture and portray a story, an event, a place.
This is a philosophy and challenge that Steve brings to his wedding and portraiture work, which has seen him become a highly sought after photographer throughout Western Australia.
With over 15 years experience in the photographic and graphic design industry, Steve works with a relaxed approach coupled with attention to detail and the highest regard for the service he provides.
His distinctive style and creative approach has earned him multiple photographic awards at State, National and International level. In 2010, his first year as a full accredited member of the AIPP, Steve was awarded the coveted WA AIPP Professional Photographer of the Year Award, alongside the 2010 WA AIPP Wedding Photographer of the Year. More recently his fine-art portraiture work secured him the both the 2016, 2014 & 2012 WA AIPP Portrait Photographer of the Year and at a National level, the 2015 & 2014 Runner-up AIPP Australian Creative Photographer of the Year
Steve holds a Master of Photography with the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) and an R.B.I. (Registered Biomedical Illustrator) with the Australian Institute of Medical and Biological Illustrators (AIMBI), in line with his work as a Medical Photographer at Royal Perth Hospital.
He is available throughout the year for wedding commissions, fine-art portrait commissions; and takes on select commercial and graphic design works.
2018 Winner Australian Portrait Conference Print Prize
2018 AIPP Australian Portrait Photographer of the Year
2017 Finalist National Photographic Portrait Prize
2016 AIPP WA Portrait Professional Photographer of the Year
2016 AIPP Runner Up WA Wedding Photographer of the Year
2015 Winner 1st Place Fremantle International Portrait Prize
2015 AIPP Runner Up Australian Creative Photographer of the Year
2015 AIPP WA Runner Up Portrait Photographer of the Year
2014 AIPP Runner Up Australian Creative Photographer of the Year
2014 Finalist National Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize
2014 AIPP WA Portrait Photographer of the Year
2013 AIMBI Awards Best Overall Medical Photo & Video Award
2013 WPPI 1st Place Winner Portrait Category
2013 Finalist Fremantle Portrait Prize
2013 AIPP WA Best Print Wedding
2013 AIPP WA Finalist Wedding Photographer of the Year
2013 AIPP WA Runner Up Portrait Photographer of the Year
2013 AIPP Master Photographer
2012 AIPP WA Portrait Photographer of the Year
2012 AIPP WA Best Print Portrait
2012 Finalist Fremantle Portrait Prize
2010 AIPP WA EPSON Professional Photographer of the Year
2010 AIPP WA Wedding Photographer of the Year
2010 AIPP WA Best Print Wedding
2010 AIPP WA Runner Up Overall Best Print
2010 AIPP WA Runner Up John Whitfield-King Portrait Award
Accredited Photographer - Australian Institute of Professional Photography [AIPP]
Accredited Medical Photographer - Australian Institute of Medical and Biological Illustration [AIMBI]
Elinchrom Australian Ambassador
Magmod Australian Ambassador
2017 National Photographic Portrait Prize Finalists Exhibition - National Portrait Gallery of Australia, Canberra ACT
2015 Depth of Field - Exploring Ageing Solo Exhibition - Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, University of Western Australia, WA
2014 & 2015 Fremantle International Portrait Prize Group Exhibition - Moore & Moore Gallery, Fremantle WA
2014 Moran Contemprary Photographic Prize Group Exhibition - Juniper Hall, Paddington NSW
Redlands Camera Club - Brisbane 2016 Portrait Workshop & Guest Speaker
The 2015 AIPP Nikon Event Guest Speaker - "The Science of Creativity" and a live demonstration "Fine Art Portrait Shoot, Edit and Print"
CIT TAFE Diploma of Photography MASTERCLASS - 2015 Guest Speaker/Demo - Medical Photography
Northern Exposure Photographers Group - 2014/15 Guest Speaker & Competition Judge
AIPP WA Exhibition PPY Portfolio Showcase - 2013 Guest Speaker - Retrospective PPY Seminar
WA AIPP Decathlon - 2013Guest Speaker - The Science of Creativity
Clinical Macro Photography Workshop - 2012 Speaker/Educator - Medical Photography
WA AIPP Video Fusion Seminar - 2010 Guest Speaker - Fusion and Wedding Photography