With his first two feature garnering Sundance nominations and high profile sales in 2016 and 2018, Steve has quickly gained recognition for his work as a next generation cinematographer. The political drama A Boy, A Girl, A Dream shot unconventionally in one night and one 90 minute take, stars Omari Hardwick and Meagan Good and was just bought by Samuel Goldwyn Films. His Macro and Nas produced, hard-hitting drama, THE LAND, starring Erykah Badu and Michael K Williams, premiered in 2016 and featured Steve even capturing parts of the film from his own skateboard. The Land was quickly picked up by IFC for theatrical release post Sundance.
Steve has also gained wide acclaim in the documentary realm for his cinematography on the Leonardo DiCaprio produced Netflix series Fire Chasers where he embedded with CalFire for fifteen weeks during the dramatic 2016 SoCal wildfires. Recent 2nd Unit work includes blockbusters for MGM, Legendary, and HBO. Steve has been featured by top industry outlets including The Atlantic, Moviemaker, Filmmaker, No Film School, F-Stoppers, Buzzfeed, and ICG Mag. He has an MFA in Film Production from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, is an American Film Showcase Media Expert, and a 2008 Thomas J. Watson Fellow. Steve is a passionate environmentalist and outdoorsman, surfing and traveling extensively through six of the seven continents. He owns and operates an aerial drone company, Tank Aerial, providing 4K imagery for many of his shoots.
Steve is a member of IATSE Local 600.