Steve Studio Shot

Born in Atlanta, Steve is self taught and starting shooting photography at the age of 12.

He has photographed national ads, covers and feature editorials for Cowboys & Indians," "American Cowboy," "Performance Horse," "Western & English" and "Western Horseman” magazines.

Large corporations such as GM, Hallmark, Citizens, Hyatt and American Express have used his imagery in advertising campaigns.

In addition to living in Atlanta & South Beach, he has lived & worked in Milan & Paris shooting both fashion & advertising.

Every day thousands of people see his work all over the world.

Here is Steve holding a 1 day old longhorn calf on a cattle ranch in Wickenburg, about 60 miles Northwest of Phoenix, Arizona. 

Holding a calf

Here he is petting a 2300 lb (1045 Kilogram) Bull Buffalo, don't try this! It can be fatal. For a sense of scale Steve is 6'6" (2 meters) tall.

Steve and Harvey  

Here Steve is helping the hands on a ranch in North Georgia collect a herd of horses to shoot later in the day.

Steve riding   

Above - Steve is giving instructions to the stagecoach driver where to go for the next series of shots. 

Below he is operating a "Squeeze Chute" which is a machine to hold the cow still while it gets checked over by the rancher and given it's shots. Prior to the squeeze chute the cowboys would rope the cow, trip it or drag it to the camp where he or another cowboy would tie it's legs. This way has a lot less stress on all parties & is quicker for the rancher, and the cow. The cow has walked into the chute and seeing the opening ahead it pokes it's head though the opening. Just before it escaped I closed the sides in on it's neck. This prevents the cow from moving in or out of the chute. The lever I'm pushing down on moves the sides into the cow keeping it from moving left or right, hence giving the machine it's name - The Squeeze Chute. In 5 minutes the cow is turned loose none the worse for the experience, unless you count the two shots it is now carrying and some 2" of hair trimmed from it's tail. This indicates to the rancher via a quick visual inspection while on the ranch that it has had it's shots recently.

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