Having your wedding photographed on an everyday-use iPhone would not be an option for most brides and grooms, but it’s a trend that is increasingly finding takers, especially in India. At its forefront is Israeli artist and writer Sephi Bergerson, whose ethos for wedding photography effortlessly binds art and style. His work for the book ‘Street Food Of India’ was nominated for Best in the World in the Gourmand Cook Book Awards in Paris 2010. But, his most admired work was from 2016, when he photographed a traditional yet grand Indian wedding in Kerala, South India. Since then, he’s been revered as a global icon for smartphone photography.
In itself, smartphone photography is going through a sea-change. The continual shift in smartphone technology – recently witnessed the launch of Huawei’s first foldable smartphone with a 40 MP camera – and new apps have helped give users the right skills and tools to take great images. But how does one make the most of these tech developments? We spoke with Sephi Bergerson to give us a masterclass in smartphone photography and the art of using a small lens.