For the past twenty-five years Steven Freeman has been a highly sought after and critically acclaimed photographer for a broad range of media and corporate clients including print publications, advertising agencies, digital media, sports leagues, Fortune 500 companies, and private clients.
Steven’s work is distinguished by his innovative use of light, his insightful narrative, and the authenticity of his portraiture. He is best known for his two-decade long portfolio of work for the NBA, as well as his high-profile cookbook collaborations with celebrity chefs including Emeril Lagasse and Patti LaBelle. He has also won significant commissions with government agencies including the State Department, the United Nations, and the White House -assignments that included photographing President George W. Bush post 9/11, Bill Clinton in his final visit to New York City as President in 2000, and Richard Holbrooke as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. His covers of Time, Life, and New York Magazine as well as his work within the pages of Sports Illustrated, People, Entertainment Weekly, Good Housekeeping, and Redbook reflect both his imagination and his adaptability to a distinct variety of subjects and stories. Freeman’s corporate client base is also comprehensive and includes JP Morgan, NBC, Nestle, Nike, Reebok, Pfizer, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Wagner Family Wines, as well as Major League Baseball and Princeton University.
One of Steven’s early-career highlights was having his work displayed on giant billboards in Times Square, and on highways in Los Angeles and New Jersey as part of a campaign for the Food Network.
Always looking to explore new stages and surroundings, Freeman has recently begun photographing jazz musicians, as well as members of the California wine community and the picturesque vineyards of that region.
A graduate of RIT and native of upstate DeWitt, New York, Steven is a long-time resident of New York City.