Best know for the films The Land (2016), Fire Chasers (2017), and A Boy A Girl A Dream (2018), Steve's first two feature films have garnered back to back Sundance nominations. 

Selected to Variety's 2018 Artisan's Elite, Steve is one of only a handful of cinematographers in history to shoot an entire feature film as a oner.  He has also gained wide acclaim for his dramatic cinematography on the Netflix series Fire Chasers where he embedded with CalFire for fifteen weeks on the frontline during the devastating 2016 SoCal wildfires.

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 cinematography drone company, Tank Aerial, and is a member of IATSE Local 600.