About Steve Davey

Steve Davey is a photographer and writer, based in London. Blessed and cursed in equal measure with a low boredom threshold, he has turned travel photography into a way of life, as well as a career.

Steve first got hooked on photography at school. The mix of creativity and technicality seemed to suit his personality and he realised that photography could make a good lifestyle: leaving school during the day was forbidden but, if he was stopped with a camera, he could just say that he was off to take some photos. He has used this excuse ever since and, remarkably, people still believe it.

Steve is the author and principal photographer of Unforgettable Places to See Before You Die and Unforgettable Islands to Escape To Before You Die, both published by BBC Books. Between them, these titles have been published in over 40 language editions.

Steve’s work has taken him all over the world, from the snowy wastes of the Arctic to the lush islands of Vanuatu. Highlights have included photographing the Maha Kumbh Mela festival at Allahabad for Geographical Magazine, and flying in a light aircraft around five countries in South Africa.

Pictures from both of these trips appear in the book. Steve is represented by a number of agencies and also sells his work through his own website on www.stevedavey.com.