Jim Stephenson is an architectural photographer and film maker based in the UK, working worldwide.
Stephenson’s work is hallmarked by a keen eye for human interaction with architecture and the built environment, be it the occupation of space or the traces left behind. His photography and films lean to a documentary style and he has cultivated a meditative process allowing for the agility to document the small, fleeting moments of people and light in architecture.
After studying Architectural Technology and working in practice in the UK and US, he turned to photography and film making.
His photos and films cover work by architects such as Zaha Hadid, Assemble, Herzog & de Meuron, dRMM, Frances Kéré, Peter Zumthor, Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners, Sou Foujimoto and many more, including a number of exciting new and emerging practices. His work has appeared extensively in print and online in publications such as The Architects’ Journal, Dezeen, The New York Times, The Sunday Times, Architecture Today, Architectural Review, A+U, Blueprint and Icon, amongst others.
His films about architecture have featured at international film festivals in London, New York, Milan, Paris, Sydney and Istanbul.
He holds a license from the Civil Aviation Authority to fly drones. He also curates The Miniclick Photography Talks, a series of free photography lectures and workshops founded in 2010.