Steve became a photographer since 1973. In addition to his own personal work, he has been a photojournalist, public relations photographer, the UCR campus photographer, RCC staff photographer, freelance architectural photographer and photography instructor.

Steve has also been a photography teacher. He has taught photography at RCC, UCR Extension and Mt. San Jacinto Community College.  In 1988 he received a B.F.A. and was an honors graduate, from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.

According to Steve, Edward Weston and his son, Bret, are strong influences on his work.  His work reveals an acute eye for design in nature. This leads the viewer to a fresh understanding of the art of photography.