About Us

vividplanet is owned by professional travel photographer and author, Steve Watkins. After leaving the University of Warwick, Steve initially spent a few years working in marketing before setting off on a ten-month mountain biking trip from New York to Chile. This epic trip inspired him to pursue a career in travel photography and writing. His editorial and commercial work over the past 15 years has covered a wide range of areas, from his speciality subjects of travel and outdoor sports to corporate, interiors, tv location shoots and studio-based product shots. He is also the editor of Outdoor Photography magazine.

When he is not behind the lens or at the office, his favourite passions are mountain biking, skiing and adventure racing. Steve has competed in two Eco-Challenges, in Borneo and New Zealand and was race director for the UK's first winter adventure race, the Red Bull Northern Exposure.