Catherine Steenkeste has been a pioneer in the world of sports photography as one of the few women to come from Europe and succeed at the highest level in the U.S. for a significant amount of time. After almost ten years working as a staff photographer for my company, Andrew D. Bernstein Associates Photography, Inc., and as a contributor for NBA Photos, she returned to France in 2005. Since her return, Catherine has carried on her excellent work there and throughout Europe, Africa and the U.S., while continuing to work high profile international events for the NBA.
I met Catherine in 1996 in Los Angeles while she was working for various French basketball magazines. She immediately impressed me with her drive and ambition, but even more with her diverse skills as a photographer. She has always been able to adapt to pressure work situations and consistently produces high quality work. One of her greatest assets is her unique ability to relate to athletes and entertainers, which is an important skill that builds trust. Through this trust she has created opportunities to photograph major athletes and entertainers in intimate moments whether for assignments, portraiture or for their personal projects.
Catherine's sports and entertainment photography has been published in most major magazines throughout the world. She has also produced innovative advertising for major companies utilizing her unique photographic style. Throughout her career she has donated her time, services and talent to many charitable causes.
Renowned NBA League Photographer, Official Team Photographer for the LA Lakers and LA Clippers,
Director of Photography Staples Center and Microsoft Theater LA Live.