Mark Burnett and I at the Matt Barchus Benefit Jam, August 2014

Hello, Steven here. I am a Photographer/Cinematographer based just outside of Washington, DC. My passion for media arts began in my junior year of high school where I began filming my friends ride BMX and making short little edits. With each video I learned a little more than the last. As a senior in high school I did a year long project on BMX cinematography which allowed me to learn from a bunch of BMX's biggest cinematographers. It was amazing to get pointers from the people that I looked up to ever since I started and it really helped me develop my craft.

After graduating High School, I decided to pursue a career as a Firefighter/EMT. While I spent much of my time at the firehouse, I always kept my camera close by. In my two years as a fireman in Vermont, I took over 20,000 photos documenting trainings, events, calls and firehouse life. Once I had finished all of my formal training, I was given the opportunity to move into a firehouse just outside of the Nation’s Capital in Maryland. This lead me to my first job as a cinematographer at First Arriving, a public safety marketing group that focuses in media for fire department recruitment and retention. Outside of First Arriving In enjoy filming action sports and taking portraits. Through my experience, I have developed skills in Movi Operation, Lighting, Audio for Video, Slow Motion, and Interviewing. You can find my equipment list here.

While not behind the lens, my hobbies include; hiking, biking, skiing, and exploring the city.

On location in Frederick, MD

Somewhere in the woods, May 2015

Somewhere in the woods, May 2015