Steven Errico’s '2013 Family – Work, Rest and Play'
Krystele Chavez, Social Media Coordinator Steven Errico has been a longtime supporter for Compassionate Eye Foundation since its beginnings when he worked as a full-time photography assistant for our founder, Robert Kent.
We cannot express how grateful we are to have someone as admirable as Steven be a longtime volunteer for CEF, and we are even more than ecstatic to see his collection of '2013 Family - Work, Rest and Play' up on Getty Images. Steven shared with us how the concept of this collection was really the brain child of CEF’s Creative Director, Fiona Watson. With their goal to provide a modern, upscale twist in the theme, they planned an inter-generational family interaction stock theme, but shot it with a less traditional feel. We are thankful that Steven and his crew of models, and techs, donate their time at these day-long shoots to produce a variety of high-quality stock images.
As a well-known commercial photographer, Steven explained to us the complications that he comes across when doing any kind of photography work. Although he finds it a struggle to re-enact real moments in life, he strives to make the models during a shoot feel as comfortable as possible on set so that with a little direction, they are free to be themselves and able to interact in unplanned ways. The images that resonate with him the most are the ones that capture genuine moments between people, as if to forget that the photographer was never in the room snapping shots.
You probably think that having photography as a full-time job would keep him busy enough, but Steven shared how spending time with his family is probably his biggest passion. Additionally, Steven could not contain his excitement as he and his wife Tanya are expecting their second child in July. Perhaps you may assume that both his passions are time consuming, but Steven does not stop there. A recently completed project he is excited to share is a very fun multi-day lifestyle shoot he did for the Fairmont Kea Lani in Maui.
Finally, after asking Steven why he chooses to stay as a committed volunteer, he states, “It is pretty simple. You get to work with great people who are doing great work to help some of the most impoverished people in the world. It is nice that I can take my skills as a photographer and with the help of some very creative, very talented and very smart people, we can produce something that makes a real difference to many in need.”