In 1992, Steve began to shoot established acts as official photographer for his local venue and for regional press at larger shows. He went on to study photography full-time and receive commissions from bands, labels and PR. In 2009, he was shortlisted in the NME Photography Awards, and in 2011 he won the Gibson Sonisphere Photography Competition, before contributing to a London agency for 3 years. Since 2012 his work has been published by the likes of Guitarist, The Independent, BBC, Evening Standard, Classic Rock, Planet Rock, Guitar World and used in publicity for artists such as Joe Bonamassa, Whitesnake, Black Label Society, Europe, Glenn Hughes and Michael Schenker.