Adventure & Travel Photographer in Japan
Steven West was born in the south west of England. After assisting several successful photographers in London including Rankin, he relocated to Tokyo, Japan in the mid-nineties and started his photography career in fashion and portraiture.
Preferring to spend as much time as possible outdoors, Steven headed to the oceans and mountains every chance he had as a way to escape the city for a few of days.
"Bringing my love for photography and melding it with my passion for the outdoors just seemed like the most natural thing in the world to do."
Steven's work draws the viewer into the scene for a sense of immersion. He doesn't want us to just witness the moment, but feel it too by giving us a first-person experience rather than a face pressed against the window experience.
Authenticity and individuality are paramount in today's crowded market and both are cornerstones of Steven's work ethic. Scenes and post-production are kept as close to the reality of the moment as possible.
American Express, Baku Media, BMW, Getty Images, Mazda, Nissan, Overboard Bags, Pentagram, Prince & Princess Valerio Massimo Di Roccasecca, Redwood Media, Saatchi & Saatchi, T-Mobile, Vogue, Volvo, WSJ and many more.
A short introduction: