Steve Franz, LSU's staff photographer, joined the LSU athletics department in July of 1998 after being around the Tiger sports scene for years.
Prior to joining LSU athletics, the New Orleans native served as photographer for the independent Tiger Rag magazine for five years. Franz was also a photographer for United Press International covering some of the area's major political events, Presidential visits, the New Orleans Saints and the NCAA men's and women's Final Fours in New Orleans.
Franz, 42, has had his pictures published in several national magazines, including Sports Illustrated and The Sporting News. He is a 1993 graduate of LSU.