Steve Schofield is an award winning photographer whose work has appeared in many of the world's leading publications and exhibited widely in Europe including The National Portrait Gallery London, Les Recontres D'Arles in France, The Photographers Gallery In London and Getxophoto in Spain. In 2007 he was selected by the Times Magazine as one of five new artists to watch.
Since then, Steve has worked on numerous advertising, magazine, TV and movie poster projects.
A number of his portraits have been acquired for the National Portrait Gallery's permanent Collection in London.
Steve was born in England and spent his early career in London after studying at the London College of Communication (formerly the London College of Printing) and the University of Derby. On graduating, he was selected for the inaugural 'Fresh Faced and Wild Eyed' exhibition at The Photographer's Gallery in London. That same year he had his personal projects featured in Creative Review and The New York Times. Steve went on to work on his approach to making documentary portraits and developed a style that gained attention quickly. A mix of subtle humor and an approach of engaging and collaborating with his subjects allowing them to 'act out' has led to Steve winning numerous awards and having his work published by some of the most prestigious magazines in the world. Living in London, he works internationally, having being previously based in Los Angeles, New York for a number of years.
Selected editorial clients
Vanity Fair, Vogue, GQ, Esquire Magazine, The Rake, Tatler, Guardian Weekend, Empire Magazine, The Sunday Times Magazine, EMMY, The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard, You, ES Magazine, FT Magazine, Stella, Redbook, Marie Claire, Wired, The Times, Shortlist, Q Magazine,Observer Magazine, Wallpaper.
Selected commerical clients
TBWA Chiat Day, M&C Saatchi, Ogilvy and Mather, Motorola, Travel Channel, TLC, National Geographic Channel, Discovery, Hulu, BBC, Channel 4, Concept Arts, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Union Bank, Premier Inn, BT, Npower, DWP, DfES, Coop, Marks and Spencer, NHS, Ladbrokes, Soap and Glory, Uomo Sport, Y&R, Jaeger LeCoultre, Sport Relief.
Meryl Streep, Kylie Minogue, Steven Spielberg, Hugh Jackman, Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, John Travolta, Kylie Minogue, Derren Brown, Matt LeBlanc, Ewan McGregor, Eddie Marsan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Daisy Ridley, Bugzy Malone, Ozzy Osbourne, Alicia Vikander, Chris Pratt, Christoph Waltz, Harrison Ford, Adam Driver, Aidan Turner, Susan Sarandon, Russell Brand, Surrane Jones, Joely Richardson, Mark Hammill, Idris Elba, Steve Carrell, Claire Danes, Viola Davies, Mahershala Ali, Sir Ben Kingsley, Jodie Whittaker, Saoirse Ronan, David Tennant, James Franco, Miranda Richardson, Bryan Cranston, Andy Serkis,Stephen Mangan, Nick Cave, Jon Hamm, Jessica Lange, Hayley Squires, Amy Schumer, Don Cheadle, Christian Slater, Rami Malek, Billy Bob Thornton, Halle Berry, Michael Sheen, Charlie Brooker, Sir Patrick Stewart, Ben Mendelsohn, Ben Whishaw, Dominic West, Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Paddy Considine, Angela Bassett, Courtney B Vance, Alec Baldwin, Patricia Arquette, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Vanessa Kirby,Megan Fox, Bryce Dallas Howard, Orlando Bloom, James Corden, Patty Jenkins, Edgar Wright, Ian McShane, Celia Imrie, The Weeknd, Sam Smith, Liberty Ross, JJ Abrams, Jeffrey Tambor, Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Michael McKean, Christopher Guest, John Oliver, Mandy Moore, Connie Britton, David Hockney, Jeff Goldblum, Jonathan Yeo, Irvine Welsh, Peter Dinklage, Tony Hale, Julia Louis Dreyfus, Scoot McNairy, Kerri Russell, Mireille Enos, Jason Schwartzman, GuGu MBatha Raw, Billy Crystal, Danny Devito, Stephen King, Louis CK, David Lynch, Kate McKinnon, Michael Madsen, Dolly Parton, Jim Parsons, Naomi Watts, Ed Sheeran, Simon Pegg, Matthew Rhys, Monica Lewinsky, Trinny Woodall, Josh Gates, Steve Angello, Ru Paul, Louis Theroux, Marco Pierre White, June Sarpong, AA Gill, Dominic Monaghan, Mathew Fox, Anna Faris, Richard Hammond, Luis Guzman, Billy Zane, Denis Leary, Taylor Schilling, JK Simmons, Paloma Faith, Bill Nighy, Aziz Ansari, Michael Shannon, Alexa Davalos, Andrew Zimmern, Zach Braff, Regina King, Kevin McKidd, Ed Burns, Martin Landau, Priscilla Presley, Joss Wedon, Jane Seymour, Sir David Jason, Yasmin Le Bon, Idina Menzel, Alia Shawkat, James Norton, Nicola Walker, Anthony Head, Sir Nick Clegg, Rt Hon. Emily Thornberry,Gina Rodriguez, Lisa Edelstein, Tom Taylor, Queen Latifa, Tiraji P Henson, Jamie Bell.
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Best Portrait- Best Single Editorial Photograph. WPA Maggie Awards 2016 - Tony Hale Best Series of Editorial photographs. WPA Maggie Awards 2016 - FX Network talent lineup.
Best Portrait - (Louis CK) Los Angeles Press Club National Arts Entertainment & Journalism Awards. December 2015
Best Cover - Maggie Awards. (Emmy Magazine Orange Is The New Black cast). May 2015
The National Portrait Gallery- Portrait of Paloma Faith acquired for the Permanent Collection February 2013.
The World in London (The Photographers' Gallery, Victoria Park London). - July 27th 2012 (during the 2012 Olympics)
The National Portrait Gallery- 2 aquisitions to the permanent collection. Ed Sheeran and Martina Cole. January 2012.
The Visit Revisited- QUAD Gallery, Derby , UK January 2012.
Photo London -October 2011
Fnac Madrid- Land of the Free- September 2011
Hamburg Triennale der Photographie, Germany. April 2011.
Photolounge, Photomonth 2010, London - October 2010
Kaunas Photo, Lithuania - September 2010
Getxophoto - Bilbao, Spain - September 2010
National Portrait Gallery - People of Today,Armstrong and Miller June 2010
Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, Belfast- Land of the Free May 2010
London Underground - Art Below - July 2009 Land of the Free -
Bedford BCA Gallery - Solo Show Summer 2009
National Portrait Gallery - Acquistion of portrait of George Galloway MP by National Portrait Gallery, London. Feb 2009
National Portrait Gallery -Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize Exhibition. National Portrait Gallery London. Nov '08 to Jan '09
Derby Museum and Art Gallery - Hotel - Solo show Aug to Nov 2008.
The Photographers' Gallery - London. Fresh Faced and Wild Eyed, group show. 21st June to 6th July 2008.
Studio Kinokho, Paris - Food for Your Eyes, presented by Nathalie Belayche 19th February 2008.
Shire Hall Gallery, Stafford- Platform 1 Group Show January-March2008.
Farmani Gallery, Los Angeles - Best of Arles Show Dec 07 - Jan 08.
Les Recontres D'Arles, France - Photofolio Gallery, (two images selected) July - September 2007
Getty Gallery, London -(Part of the Ian Parry Award 2007), August 2007
As Is, QUAD Derby - July - August 2007
Fusion Magazine - July Issue 2007. Land of the Free.
Rhubarb-Rhubarb Festival- Curzon Street, Birmingham,July 2007
Freerange - Truman Brewery, London, 5th – 8th July 2007
National Art Museum of Ukraine, Kiev - (two images, RPS International Print Exhibition) June 2007
As Is. University of Derby-Markeaton Street, 8th – 15th June 2007 Land of The Free
MAC Birmingham - solo exhibition, Jan – March 2007
Birmingham Open (3 images selected for exhibition)- February 2007 Derby Open,
Derby Museum and Art Gallery (3 images selected for exhibition), November 2006
Ilford Student Photographer - runner up, September 2006 Kentmere Open Winner - September 2006
AOP Open - London. Selected for exhibition, August 2006
Getty Gallery - (part of Ian Parry Award), London. Selected for exhibition, August 2006
Royal Photographic Society - May 2006.