Raj Steven was born in Sumgayit on August 2, 1984. He entered the Middle School in 1990. Although his father was of German descent, he worked in one of the power structures in the Soviet era. His mother was a music teacher from the West Azerbaijan region. Whenever he talked about himself, he said, "I do not come from two sides". When he enters high school, his mother, who is a music teacher, sends him to a 5-year piano class. He takes piano lessons here. begins to love.
It is no coincidence that when he wins the morning piano competition, they give him a visor-branded camera with a ribbon as a gift. After that, he starts taking pictures every day with that camera. Although he chooses to be an architect, he secretly chooses the field of photography, not this field. Thus, he wins a university in the Republic of Turkey to study photography. Therefore, never wants war and is never interested in war photography. Because the images that his father wrote in his memory in the war zones he traveled to make him do it. He shows interest in learning other languages as well as his own. As he said in his speech, he is an amateur.
Because he was born into a German family, growing up between two civilizations is always very mixed. Growing up between two cultures will shape him as a STORYTELLER in the future. If there are any events that he fears, Raj Steven will strengthen the side of the storytellers in the background of these events. In addition to his knowledge of English and German, he is fluent in Persian while serving in the Peacekeeping Forces in Afghanistan. He is also interested in the language he learned after his military service at different times.
His reluctance to talk about himself is overwhelmed by his one-man expression.
"We photographers don't create the happiness that people see at that moment, we create that happiness for others." A word he always says in seminars never escapes the attention of his students. In his opinion, photographers write history. Whether in politics or in other respects, he always takes a neutral position. He considers capitalism a bastard. Raj Steven always affirms his belief in Islam by saying, "The religion that prevents the burial of virgins alive must be absolutely sacred".He believes that all people are dogmas. With the field of photography he studied, he taught both virtual and real teaching to people who love the field of photography living in Azerbaijan, Iran, Turkey, and Central Asian countries. The students he raised in his own country are well known and successful. Raj Steven has been researching and interested in Psychology and Sociology for the last 3 years. He is currently writing a book on social health in Azerbaijani.