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.