The ability to connect is something that comes before any skill or practice -- it is an art in itself, and something that Steven Biver has developed for over the years as a photographer, video director and author. Through his composed disposition and careful attention to detail, Biver captures his subjects in their true nature, producing creative content with depth and integrity.
Spending his teenage years in Europe, Biver was exposed to classic art through museums, particularly in Paris. He came to be influenced by the Dadaist and Surrealist movements, which helped develop his appreciation for design and his sense of aesthetic. Given his father’s rangefinder camera while visiting family in Switzerland, Biver’s creative instinct set in on a summer evening in Lausanne.
Left alone in the US at the age of nineteen, with both parents living in Europe, Biver began his journey into the industry. Curious and eager by nature, he would soon establish relationships in the business and explore different creative paths. Over the years, his journey has shaped his work -- his early still life work informing his portraits, his filmmaking experience bringing movement to his photographs, and authoring books on lighting and portraiture leading him to perfect his expertise while sharing his skills.
Biver provides creative solutions to a diverse clientele in advertising and design, non-profit, government and healthcare organizations, as well as educational and financial institutions. In addition to his photography, he is also an expert retoucher/compositer and produces and directs videos for many of the same clients. He's the co-author of two photography books with publisher Focal Press: Light-Science and Magic, and Faces-Photography and The Art of Portraiture.
Biver currently resides in the Washington, DC area with his wife, Gina, and their three children. In his free time, he enjoys performing as a blues/rock guitarist.