Through the Lens is our new interview series highlighting the photographers from around the globe who are creating art that inspires us to see running differently.
This week's edition of Through the Lens is with Steven "Steady" Carvente, the West Coast based creative behind everything from our LA Capsule photoshoot with Kam and Chuck, to our video of Malcolm Ebanks in the lead up to TSP Solo, to the (unreleased) video of Johnny Hogue winning Take The Bridge LA.
Name: Steven Carvente (Steady)
About Steady: I was born and raised in Los Angeles; in a little neighborhood on Pico & Union. Growing up my mom kept me heavily involved in after-school programs, as a way to distract me from the gangs in my neighborhood. That was where my curiosity for art was born. It wasn’t until college though that I shifted over to photography. I’ve been photographing for about 6 years and working as a professional for the past 2. It’s been fun getting to document the growth of running and the culture that surrounds it here in Los Angeles. Through the connections I’ve made in the running community, I’ve gotten to work on projects for District Vision and New Balance.
- Favorite camera: Sony A7Riii
- Photo or video: Photo for sure
- Landscape or portrait: Portrait
- Color or black & white: Color. I love the process of color grading
- Favorite program to use: Adobe Lightroom Classic
- One of your favorite all time videos: Maurten Unofficial Video
- Favorite photo/video right now: Duncan - Directors Cut AE ad
- Best creative advice received: Don’t be afraid to fail
- Describe your work in three words: Documentary, Gritty, Simple
Five favorite photos:
After a grueling 7-8 miles backpacking up to Thousand Island Lake, my friends and I came across a group of older folks who were simply enjoying the views.
Shot this photo for my friend Jessica Mena. I love this photo because of the color and lighting. She’s super supportive of folks in the LA running community.
This was a last minute end of year project with my friend Andric. He brought me on to shoot photos to accompany his video for SRAM. Telling the story of Andrew Jackson and his gravel riding journey.
I love the energy of this photo. Captured during the NOAH Cannonball race. We raced through DTLA and out on to Skid Row.
The sunset in this photo was really perfect. Couldn’t have asked for a better day to capture this silhouette of GaTa. Shot for New Balance and District Vision.