"Jim Stephenson is a photographer and film-maker concerned with the documentation of architecture, interiors and the built environment.
Trained as an architectural technologist, on graduation Jim worked in the industry for almost ten years on both sides of the Atlantic. During this time he began to take photographs for architectural practices, eventually setting down his pen to photograph buildings full time. His background allows him to converse meaningfully with his clients; he understands the architect’s intent and confidently conveys this in his photography. A personal passion for the industry is also evident in his work; he cares deeply about architecture and his own relationship with the built environment.
In the past few years, Jim's work has taken on a documentary-style edge as he studies and depicts how people interact with buildings and spaces. Working with film-maker Edward Bishop, he also produces short films of architectural projects for clients and publications. Jim is also approved by the Civil Aviation Authority to legally pilot a drone for commercial purposes, holding an up to date PfCO.
Working across the UK and around the world, Jim has had his images have featured in a number of publications including The Sunday Times; The Guardian; The Observer; The Evening Standard; The New York Times; The Financial Times; Icon; Architecture Today; A+U (Japan); A+W (Germany); Revista AU (Brazil); The Architect’s Journal; Building Design; Blueprint and Dezeen amongst others.
He has been commissioned to photograph and produces films on projects by a wide range of architects and designers, including BIG; Herzog & de Meuron; Assemble; Zaha Hadid Architects; dRMM; Studio in the Woods / Invisible Studio; AHMM; Wilkinson Eyre; Foster & Partners; Rogers, Stirk Harbour and Partners; John Pardey Architects; Rural Studio; PUP Architects; MVRDV; Sou Fujimoto Architects; 6a; Studio Weave and many others.
His image archive is represented by View Pictures
He was also the founder of the Miniclick Photography Talks
, Design Brighton and the Threshold Architecture Hub and the co-producer of the web video series Lightbulb
— Written by Eleanor O'Kane