Visual Q&A: David Maialetti

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?

Why photography?


What is your trademark photographic style?


What truly inspires you?

Where do you go when you close your eyes?


Where is home for you?


How would you describe your lifestyle?


What makes a great shot?


How do you view the world?


What is an important lesson you have learned?

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