Friday 30th October 2015 at 1.00pm
Lecture Theatre SB42
Garthdee House Annexe
After being the assistant of famous fashion photographer David Sims, Steve Smith’s breakthrough came with the publication of his photographic work in the magazine Sleazenation. He went on to work for Dazed & Confused, shooting a series of small individual portraits. As far as fashion photography is concerned however, it was his work with i-D magazine which catapulted Smith into acclaim.
Smith initial experience as an assistant enabled him to devise his own fashion stories to show and publish. His personal work led him to collaborate with David Lamb, GQ Style, Marc Anthony and Edward Enninful. Having established these links, he was able to work in the commercial side of fashion with offers from InStyle magazine, The Saturday Telegraph and for stylist Claire Richardson.
Smith has done portrait work for a number of rising stars before they reached true celebrity status – they include Dominic Cooper, Daniel Craig, Holly Willoughby, Tess Daly and Lisa Snowdon.
Smith is now based in the north east of Scotland and lectures photography at North East Scotland College.