Since 2008 Steve Haining's award winning talent has been commissioned by top agencies, magazines and companies across the globe! Whether its creative direction & still photography, or working on cinema projects for months at a time, Haining's creativity perfectly blends stunning ideas with clients vision to achieve their goals. His work speaks for itself being published on nearly every continent. A true jet setter he often fly's over 100 times in any given year its clear that Steve has taken his lifelong passion and applied it to every aspect of his life!
Photographer of the stars, Steve has worked closely with "A list" celebrities including, David Hasselhoff, Sarah Hyland, Lou Ferrigno, Gigi Hadid, & Kevin O'Leary as well as performing artists Such as Lady Gaga, The Backstreet Boys, Post Malone, Imagine Dragons, Justin Bieber & countless more. He spent years working in the music industry and on music video sets with record labels like Universal Music, Sony, Vagrant Records, As well as over a decade of projects for Much Music & MTV! He has also worked commercially for large brands in North America and his work has graced the covers of dozens of magazines.
His creativity doesn't stop there, Haining is a true artist who has been working for years in depth on personal photography projects documenting culture & contrast across Canada's Arctic and remote communities. This self motivated project opened a lot of doors for outreach work which sparked another noteworthy part of his "Artist Life," giving back. Haining has been running self expression and healing through arts, mental health programs along side different charity and non-profit organizations. Steve often teaches long term art based social workshops in remote indigenous communities, sometimes for months at a time with companies such as "Mikw Chiyam, N'we Jinan, & Blueprint Pathways." He has also done substantial art based outreach in the Caribbean, & Africa. In Ontario His arts based mental health programming partnered with the YMCA has allowed him to work in depth with the Syrian and Somalian Refugee teenagers to help them use art to find a voice and express themselves and push past trauma and language barriers in a positive way.
A public figure in his own way Steve Haining has also been asked to talk to highschool's Colleges and even Expos & conferences across Canada & the United States about his journey as an artist and his ability to run a successful media company while giving back constantly. Though he is humble and stays behind the lens it is still common to catch him on the red carpet or being interviewed on television or radio. With a stacked portfolio and the awards to support it Steve is definitely a Canadian to keep on your radar!
Combining his 10+ years in professional photography, motion & art direction, with his team specializing in design, animation, videography, and marketing, Hainings brand entered the industry in a big way! The companies he formerly worked for strongly supported his development and since 2015 He has won four awards for his work and his business.
the 40 Under 40 business achievement award
2016 Business Excellence award (Photography)
Jack LaLanne "anything is possible" Entrepreneur Award (California)
Readers Choice Award 2015, 2017, 2018 (Hamilton)
He is a well known photographer but has been commonly called a "Creator" because his life in the media and marketing industry has allowed him to help develop client brands, businesses and individuals in all aspects. In addition he continues to take a unique approach to all of his projects. An approach that has been a lifetime in the making.
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Behind The Scenes
Take a look at what Steve and his team are up to on the opposite side of the camera
Non Profit Work
When Steve isn't working to develop creative and help his clients he is often found helping out on non profit and charity work. Mainly work that helps youth and supports an active life for youth. Most recently Steve went to northern Canada with the "Dreamcater Foundation" to help build parks for First Nations youth who live in the undeveloped and conflict areas of Canada. He also has made many trips to Cuba over the years with "Amigo Skate" helping bring sporting equipment and footwear to active youth in the northern parts of the country. Beyond that Haining is an active volunteer with the "F-Cancer" team with the media of events that help youth who have been affected by cancer both directly and indirectly. Steve also is a supporter and builder for a new project called "Meet Me In Africa" which since 2014 has been privately supporting a small orphanage in Tanzania Africa!
If you want to get to know Steve out side of his professional setting take a look at some of the behind the scenes videos below showing some of the volunteer projects and out takes from working abroad.