The first time I got into contact with Steven Counts photography was this summer when he photographed the championship parade of the Cleveland Cavaliers. This one is for you Cleveland! Looking into his work more, it was clear Counts is a photography talent already proving he belongs in the world where legends are made.
Steven Counts is a NYC-based freelance photographer from Detroit, MI who considers his work distinctly molded by his blue-collar roots; an influence he takes great pride in. Counts has photographed some of the world's greatest athletes including Michael Jordan, Lebron James, Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Neymar, and Alex Ovechkin.
His first photo book was Muay Thai, a 196-page collection of photos documenting Thailand's iconic sport in its provincial roots. For this he spent five months traveling alone through rural Thailand on a motorcycle, with two waterproof bags, one for cameras and one for clothes. From village to village, he rode in search of national champions and young rising stars. Steven dove deep into the heart of Thailand's national pastime. A never before captured world.
If his work until now is an indication of things to come, let's be happy we only have to sit back and let Counts show us the world of sports like never before shown.
Check out all his work on www.stevencounts.com and get inspired