Born and raised in Middle Tennessee, Steber's interest in photography began in elementary school as he used one of his father’s cameras, resulting in his first published photo at age 11.
After attaining degrees in Photography and English from Middle Tennessee State University, Steber spent the next 15 years making a name for himself in journalism, working as a staff photojournalist for the Tennessean in Nashville and winning dozens of regional and national photography awards.
Currently, Steber is a freelance photographer living in Murfreesboro, TN. His editorial work is published in regional, national and international magazines. He has plans to publish four books from the Mississippi Blues project, combining the still photos with extensive interviews, writings, audio and video collected in the field to create a comprehensive survey of Mississippi blues culture that represents more than a decade of the region’s history.