Herbert Steele was born and raised in Verona, Italy. After having got a degree in Political Sciences at University of Padua, he worked in the entertainment industry as a stage technician for a few years, and then he decided to follow his passion for photography. In 2001 he began studying and attending many workshop with major photographers as Alex Majoli, Stanley Green, Antoine d’Agata’, Sarah Moon, Davide Montelelone, Vanessa Winship and George Georgiou.
During his studies, he initially focused on the idea of working with NGOs. However, his interest soon moved to India and now the the Gulf area and the Middle East.
Now he his based in Oman in order to start projects about Yemen, the Gulf crisis and the dystopian cities of the Gulf.
He is also interested in any kind of massive human gatherings as the Kumbah Mela in India and all the most interesting and biggest festival and events all over the world.
To be honest I have to say maybe that I'm just always trying to be a photographer. I cannot talk. I am not interested in talking. if I have anything to say, it may be found in my images. I am not interested in talking about things, explaining about the whys and the hows. I do not mind necessarily showing my images. But photography sometimes could be helpful for sure to understand the world we live in. My main purpose is to be a human being in search of storiesof other human beings.