About Charlie Steffens
I didn’t always aspire to be a professional photographer. Taking photos was something that was for fun and for free. I’ve had a fascination with photography for a very long time. Flipping through the pages of National Geographic or Life magazine, I would gaze in wonderment at these vivid, colorful, magnificent images, shot from all over the world, documenting important moments in time.
As a music enthusiast, especially rock and roll, I would enjoy when the new Hit Parader or Creem magazines would hit the newsstands every month. I would see these amazing images of the bands and artists I enjoyed listening to. Inwardly, I began dreaming of going to these concerts and seeing it all go down live.
For most of my adult life I have enjoyed going to small club shows as well as large concerts. I love the sound, the action, and the energy that gets passed around–whether with an audience of 50 or 50,000. I’m proud that my images capture the essence of a live rock show in all its fire and passion, so that the viewer gets a sense of that energy.
My experience isn’t limited to just concerts. For over 25 years I have photographed events, red carpets, portraits, portfolios, and weddings. My work has been featured in various publications and web outlets, including Guitar World, Metal Edge, Cosmopolitan, People, and Rolling Stone.
Every client is treated with respect– valuing their time, having a pleasant attitude, and providing a knowledgeable and creative eye. I take things a step further to exceed — rather than just meet — client expectations.