Steph Grant was born in [[Orange County, California]], and grew up in [[Huntington Beach]]. With a passion for traveling, she left California and traveled to New York City for the first time in January 2006. She had never used a camera, aside from a childhood underwater camera, so she decided to purchase one to document her trip to the ‚??big city.‚?Ě With her Canon 10D in hand, Steph discovered a newfound love of photography on the streets of New York.
Once she returned from her travels, the founder of Hurley‚??s Show of Hands Artshow saw some of her photographs and asked her to participate in the next show. After her involvement in several other art shows, she was asked to work full time for [[Hurley International]]. She began her position as Content Manager at Hurley in October 2007, followed by positions as Junior Web Developer and Social Network Evangelist, while contributing as a photographer at Hurley‚??s ongoing events such as [http://www.hurley.com/walkthewalk/winners.cfm Walk the Walk], HurleyPro and Hurley [[U.S. Open of Surfing]]. (link) where she shot photos of [[Rob Machado]], [[Kelly Slater]], [[Mick Fanning]] & [[Pat O'Connell]].
In February 2010, Steph resigned from Hurley in order to pursue freelance photography full time, specializing in weddings and engagements. She has done commercial work for various companies, including [[Hurley International]], [[Nike]], [[Converse]], Science Records and the [[LA Lakers]], as well as musicians such as [[Mat Kearney]], [[Brandi Carlile]], [[Katy Perry]] and [[Paramore]]. Her photos have appeared in [http://www.altrevolt.com/ ALTERNATIVE REVOLT‚?Ę MAGAZINE], [[Alternative Press Magazine]], [http://foammagazine.com/ Foam Magazine], BLISSS Magazine, [http://www.initmag.com/?p=5 InIt Magazine] and numerous other publications.
Her work has been featured in many exhibitions throughout California, including the Show of Hands Artshow at the Blakkbox Gallery in Los Angeles, the Freedom Art Symposium at Hope Chapel in Huntington Beach, and the O'Hurley Artshow at Hurley Headquarters in Costa Mesa.
Steph currently lives in Dallas, Texas, where she works as a freelance photographer and graphic designer, and travels to shoot scheduled events across the United States.
¬∑ 2010 Long Beach Art Walk
¬∑ 2009 O'Hurley Artshow (Hurley Headquarters, Costa Mesa, CA)
¬∑ 2007 The Shrinkers Artshow (Hurley Headquarters, Costa Mesa, CA)
¬∑ 2007 Freedom Art Symposium (Hope Chapel, Huntington Beach, CA)
¬∑ 2007 The Last Stop Artshow (Chain Reaction, Anaheim, CA)
¬∑ 2006 MixTape Artshow (Hurley Headquarters, Costa Mesa, CA)
¬∑ 2006 Polar School Artshow (Hurley Headquarters, Costa Mesa, CA)
¬∑ 2006 Show of Hands Artshow (the Blakkbox Gallery in Los Angeles, CA)
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For all of your photography, social media, & graphic design needs. I have worked with Hurley, Nike, Mat Kearney, Brandi Carlile, Paramore, & more. I make art, music & a great cup of coffee. I travel between CA, TX & NYC but will venture anywhere.