Steven Counts is an American commercial photographer based in New York City and his hometown of Detroit. With his lens he photographs the interface between culture and sport. His work follows a medial style that captures the raw emotion and natural beauty of his subjects.
He photographed some of the world's top athletes including Lebron James, Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Michael Jordan, Neymar Jr. and Alex Ovechkin.
His clients include Nike, Wieden+Kennedy, Jordan Brand, HBO, Adidas, TBWAChiatDay, New Balance, Gaiam, Specialized, Pure Barre, Bandier and Storelli Sports.
His first photo book, Muay Thai, a 196-page photo collection documenting the iconic Thai sport with its provincial roots was recently published.