At the age of 16, Steve gained access to a family friend’s video camera and started filming and editing family events and weddings while studying Electronics Engineering full-time at Huddersfield Technical College.
After three years at college, he spent five years working as a qualified electronics engineer for a CCTV manufacturer, while simultaneously filming weddings professionally and building up TV industry contacts at a local amateur film maker’s club.
In 1996 Steve decided to leave his full-time electronics job to pursue a career as a freelance cameraman, producing several highly-successful sell-through DVDs about Yorkshire. But it wasn’t until 1999 that his career really took off when he became ‘a regular’ with Mezzo Films in Leeds. It was here that he formed many relationships with other freelancers – producers, directors, sound recordists and other cameramen. Over two decades later, he still works with many of them regularly.