Stephen Spillman

    I’m an independent photographer living in Austin, Texas.


Band nerd turned photo nerd dropping marching band for a second course of yearbook in high school.   


The resume lists two intriguing newspapers: The TCU Daily Skiff wanted to “sail the truth” to the student body in a landlocked state. The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal intended to “bring an avalanche of news” to their readers in a place with no mountains. 


My photojournalism career began freelancing for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram while in college attending TCU. In the summer of ’07 I took an internship outside of Baltimore followed up with an eight year stint in the Texas Panhandle. If you get the chance I serious suggest a stop in Amarillo. That little city holds special place in my heart. And yes the 72oz steak is legit but no I haven’t taken on the challenge. 


NPPA member and follower of the Code of Ethics.


Don’t put a lot of stock in awards but they are nice and I have some. Mostly 1st place awards for sports. 


Clients include Austin-American-Statesman, Associated Press, European Pressphoto Agency, San Antonio Express-News, Houston Chronicle, Dallas Morning News, Texas Tribune, Los Angeles Times Denver Post, The University of Texas and

Texas Christian University. 


Little known fact, Austin in known as The Violet Crown.

photo: Nick Wagner


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