"Steve Sherman approaches his work with raw enthusiasm. He’s able to capture his subjects most private movements with a insider point of view. Sherman is a hunter and gatherer, traveling the globe on a creative mission." - Justin Heit

Sherman began his photographic career at Transworld  Skateboarding Magazine, under the guidance of legendary skateboard photographer J. Grant Brittain, and later went on to help found the groundbreaking Transworld Surf Magazine as a photo editor. He is currently the photo editor of Surfing Magazine.


Since the late ’80s, Sherman’s trademark moody black and white photos have broken new ground in a field where bright, front-lit color was the standard. Drawing on the influences of portrait photographer Mark Seliger (Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair) and the unrestrained, creative grit of the skateboard world, Sherman’s surf star portraits and lifestyle photography explore uncharted realms of behind-the-scenes intimacy and journalistic presence, bringing fans closer to their surfing heroes than they ever thought possible. “I shoot the images I do because I’m a surfer for life and a big fan of pro surfing,” says Sherm.

Steve lives  in Cardiff, CA with his  wife Pamela, and two boys, Taj and Ethan. 


Check out Sherman's pictorial celebration of pro surfing this Friday Sept 5th from 5-9pm at Culture Brewing Co 111 Cedros Ave / Solana Beach / CA 92075