“The Journey Begins ” is the opening chapter of why I basically gave up my job to chase a dream . But , in this day and age , anyone with a cellphone seems to think they are a photographer . So how do you compete in a market that everyone has a camera 24hrs a day on them . So , I really stepped out into the unknown , the abyss to some . Yes it’s true , I had no clear plan of what I was going to do . I only knew what I wasn’t going to do , photo weddings , proms , newborns etc . You may call me crazy , as I think others have done , but , when you are chasing after something and taking such a step do you just settle ? I’m not and hope I don’t have to. One thing people should understand about me is that I’m not chasing money . My financial goal is to earn the money to live on and do what I love . 

This next part I will try to make a little short and sweet , I’m sure , the more I write the more people I lose to finishing this piece . I like to think that wordpress people are here to read unlike say an Instagram where people really just hit the like button without seeing what they liked . But I’m sure it happens here as well , followers want to “show ” they are active followers by liking your post without really reading . 

So , just to get a little closer up to date with my “Journey ” the first few months I commited myself to making friends with other photographers , working to get a NYC press pass , and just really making connections as well as discovering what my niche would be . During that time , 2 people really changed me or helped me to find my direction . One was a fashion photographer , who travelled the world to photo fashions shows in Paris , London , Miami etc . Wow , I thought , that’s what I want to do ! Travel freely , be invited to photo around the world . And then there was the 2nd person who ran his own magazine , it’s a small magazine in the NYC area that features models in each edition . Well , I’ll finish this section by saying this . When I first ran into the magazine guy , I had never ever shot a model posing for me . I was basically doing street photography and if I saw a photo shoot happening , I would sneak my shots in . But he saw my work on Instagram ” user name : street_views ” and thought I had an artistic eye as he called it , and many people who shoot models were doing basic poses and style . So he asked if I would be interested to try shooting models …

Coming next .. “Shootathon and Black Sabbath ” 

Below are a few photos of what I was doing before, my street photography : just some examples . 


Written by steveedreff

Steve Edreff is a photographer who is currently located in New Jersey and normally works out of New York City. Currently Steve has holds New York City Media pass as well as being a contributor to Getty Images and Istock. With the media pass Steve has been a photographer on hand for most parades and media events throughout NYC. The his preference is doing photoshoots with different style dancers , he also has photoed at New York Cities fashion week , photoshoots with Mrs. New Jersey, New York, Vermont , and Pennsylvania. Along with the photography , he has created an independent magazine "Street Views" that includes dancers and traditional style photography.


  1. There is a reason you chose the username “street_views.” You are not a fashion photographer at heart, though you probably could be, if you wanted to dabble, or needed the money. Fashion photography is a bit canned, beauty between narrow lines. You see too much to be a fashion photographer. The photos in this post demonstrate that.

    1. It’s interesting you saw that , streets , my style of portrait vs fashion . Nothing against fashion photographers , but it’s to generic for me . The only interest I have in fashion is finding new models to shoot . I’m hoping that when those next level models see my work they will want to work with me as opposed to a straight fashion photographer. As far as money , I’m determined to find the money and keep my style . I want to do it and be happy , not , just for money that’s why I’m out shooting everyday to get my work out there .. .. haha I’ll probably run myself to death and won’t need money ..

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