Born in Yonkers, New York, Steve started using a 35mm camera in High School when he joined the camera club and became the school’s lead photographer. He continued this interest in photography by graduating from college with a Photo Science degree.
At that time his focus was primarily concert photography. He photographed many of the then current groups performing in the New York City area. These classic rock concerts are dated from the late 60’s through the 70’s. Some of these images are on the site now. These photos were primarily shot using slide film and Steve is in the process of scanning these images to make them available on this site.
Steve has always been a car enthusiast and auto racing is a primary interest. Attending races at Lime Rock Racetrack in Connecticut in the mid 60’s then Watkins Glen International in the early to late 70’s gave Steve the opportunity to combine his love for photography with his racing interest.
Steve received an Electrical Engineering degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology and has worked for Eastman Kodak in Rochester, New York for over 29 years in the photographic engineering group. Steve first transitioned to digital imaging in 1992 where he was involved in many of the Kodak professional digital camera and scanner development programs. This early involvement has given Steve a big advantage with today’s digital workflow.
Steve retired from Kodak and is now freelancing full time as a professional photographer. He and his wife, Jocelyn, started Highland Design Studio, in 1992.
Steve is an automotive studio and automotive event photographer supporting the western New York area, that includes Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse.
His portfolio currently includes corporate architectural photography, event photography at the Indianapolis 500, the Le Mans Classic in France, the International Nissan Z convention, and charity golf tournaments. He has been on assignment shooting most motorsport events such as; Formula One, CART, IRL, Sports Car, Pro Rally and Vintage races, and the Le Mans Classic. Steve has traveled across the U.S. and Europe for these assignments.
Steve has been the Official photographer for Brock Yates’ One Lap of America since 2003. He is also on the mast head for Vintage Motorsport Magazine as a senior photographer and writer.
Steve’s photography have been published in Car and Driver, B.F. Goodrich, Continental Tire, Auto Aficionado, Roundel Magazine, The Boston Globe, Elite Traveler Magazine, Brock Yates’s book, "The Hot Rod”, and many others.
I hope you enjoy the web site.