Geoff Steven is known in New Zealand as a photographer, film director and television executive.
Geoff Steven's photographs are in collections in Australasia, Europe and America. He worked professionally as a photographer in New Zealand, Australia and Ireland. He has held an exhibition, Aspects of a Small Town' at the Auckland City Art Gallery and his "American Pie" series was exhibited at the Auckland Museum and toured throughout the country with New Zealand Arts Council support. As a film maker he has produced a substantial body of work.
He co-wrote and directed 'Skin Deep' hailed by Variety magazine as "New Zealand's long awaited breakthrough feature film". It was premiered at the Chicago film festival (1978) and was selected for 'New Films, New Directors' series at the Museum of Modern Art NY. It screened at London and numerous other film festivals. His 'Signatures of the Soul' documentary (on Pacific Rim tattoo culture) hosted by Peter Fonda, was awarded Best Arts and Humanities documentary at the San Francisco Film Festival (1985). He directed and produced the landmark series on America, 'American Pie' and the series, 'Rewi Alley of China'.

As a television executive he has Executive Produced many of New Zealand's most successful and innovative programmes and series. These included launching the first international broadcast of the New Zealand created 'Popstars' TV phenomenon. He commissioned 'Once Were Warriors', the highly praised New Zealand feature film and the feature films, 'Scarfies' and'Stickmen'. He received an Industry award in recognition of his work in Executive Producing and promoting the documentary in New Zealand television culture.

In April 2005 the prestigious NIKON Photo Salon in Ginza, Tokyo hosted a solo exhibition of 25 of Geoff's images. He has recently held successful exhibitions in Auckland NZ, Paris, and Sweden.

Geoff is the originator and director of OUR PLACE - The World's Heritage photographic project, recognised as "the world's first official World Heritage photographic databank" [UNESCO World Heritage Centre].

Geoff leads a team of international photographers who are photographing the planets most important and significant locations for publication in a number of different media. He is photographing a number of sites himself and some of his images can be seen on the OUR PLACE web site