Wednesday, 11 March 2015

The Documentary Photographer Podcast—Episode 22: Stephen Serio—Smartphone Photography & Changing Lanes

Can you make money from smartphone photography? Yes, you can. In this episode of The Documentary Photographer podcast, American photographer Stephen Serio talks about his Instagram photography and how it fits in with his career as a professional photographer.

He also talks about his recent switch from being a staff magazine photographer to a freelancer, along with the reasons behind the move. He tells how he is using the contacts he built up as a magazine photographer to build his freelance client base in and around Chicago.

Stephen also explains the "architecture of light", a principle he learned from one of his mentors, documentary photographer David Plowden.

You can see Stephen's work on his website ( and follow his smartphone photography on Instagram, where he is @phoned_it_in.

© Stephen Serio. All Rights Reserved. Reproduced with permission.

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