As well as still images, Steve captures moving images using professional High Definition video cameras.
Steve was Director of Photography for Weta's contribution to the documentary film "Reclaiming the Blade", and shoots stills and video for Weta's own children's TV show, "The WotWots". Steve has shot various short documentaries and infomercials for Weta and other clients.
Steve finds Weta a great place to work. As well as a huge range of visiting clients, who are some of the most creative talented people in the world, he's surrounded on a daily basis by amazing colleagues who come from a wide range of creative backgrounds.
Steve Unwin is the senior photographer at Weta Workshop. For the last four years he has managed the Imaging Department working on a number of projects as both photographer and videographer. Recent projects include: James Cameron's 'Avatar' and Neill Blomkamp's 'District 9'. Currently, amongst other projects, Steve is working on Sir Peter Jackson's ‘The Hobbit'.
As a freelance photographer, Steve seeks a wide variety of subject matter to shoot. He thrives on the unique and diverse challenges that come with working at a film & television effects & production company like Weta.
The photographic work he leads & undertakes for Weta and their clients ranges from advertising and promotional, illustrating design concepts for clients; film production stills; behind the scenes documentary, and book illustration, some examples Steve has helped create include: "Crafting Narnia", and "The Art of District 9" books. Steve's images have been used by numerous international publications, such as The New York Post, The Times, The New Scientist, CBS news ......
Working outside of the Weta environment, Steve enjoys collaborating with various media to create strong imagery for items as diverse as magazine covers, portraiture, advertising, product, fashion and fine art photography. He also spends much of his spare time experimenting with image making in his studio and on location, often collaborating with fellow artists....
You can see examples of this work via his website: www.SteveUnwinPhotography.com