Cooperative of Photography

Visual Q&A: David Maialetti


David Maialetti has worked as a newspaper staff photographer in Philadelphia since 1997. Although he uses a DSLR for his assignments, Maialetti has firmly embraced Instagram and shoots ‘iphone only’ images to help him stay creative.

“There is something liberating about taking a picture with your phone. You don’t change the shutter speed, you don’t change the f-stop. Something that I feel strongly about is coming up with a strong composition – finding a subject then composing it in an interesting way. The camera phone lets you do that in a very, very simple way!” says Maialetti.  

We asked Maialetti a few questions, and he replied using only shots taken from his camera phone: 

Who are you?

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What is your trademark photographic style? 

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What truly inspires you?

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Where do you go when you close your eyes?

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Where is home for you?

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How would you describe your lifestyle? 

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Why photography?

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What makes a great shot?

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How do you view the world?

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What is an important lesson you have learned?

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Want more?
Go ahead, double tap David on instagram...

Written by Matthew Rycroft

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