First, a few words of background, so that this review can be put into perspective. I am an interior designer, based in France. I work with high-end clientele, and on high-end projects. I work with very high-end French and English photographers, as well. So, in the aesthetics and creative department, this reviewer has a professional basis on which to evaluate. I say this, as I want Steven to get the real credit he deserves.
I was amazed with Steven's photographs. Amazed is the right word, as I was expecting "good", or even "great", but I definitely did not think I would get "amazing".
Moreover, it was of an event he had never done before, and thus likely posed at least some sort of initial challenge to him (although he said nothing). It was a horse show, and I wanted candids of my horse, the grooming, the prep before going in the ring, training and interacting with the trainer, and so on.
Now Steven not only rose to the occasion, but took amazingly powerful and beautiful shots. He has a way of getting "inside", of finding the images that have flair. Just as effortlessly, he finds the fun, the charming. He can do it all. He has the eye. A very, very good eye. I would say he has the talent, but talent is a misnomer, as used in most contexts. Talent is what a Mom might say a kid has, when the kid is nine years old. Most kids end up doing nothing with that God-given talent. It is wasted, never to be known. But not with Steven. He has taken his talent and honed it, perfected it. His taste (which is knowledge and practice) is of a high caliber, and this only comes from hard work. And it shows.
Moreover, he is adabtable and very, very creative, always thinking. He is a total professional, and his images show that. This was obvious the moment I opened the CD of photos of the event he sent me, and looked at the first handful of photos.
Hire him, and you will see the difference between the superlative, and the ordinary and undistinguished.
G. Hucek, Normandy, France.