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WAYNE MAURICE SMITH

Welcome to the all ‘about me’ section :)

Born in a small town called Lisburn situated in Northern Ireland, I have always been exploring my creative side and seeking new ways to create from an early age.

I guess I first took an interest in photography when i was a kid. My parents got me a Polaroid P 600 instant camera, which nearly 20 years later, i still have.  Of course the majority of images taken were of my dog and friends but this then lead to receiving various compact digital cameras over the years. 

In 2004, I got offered a place at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in the hope of becoming a professional dancer. After years of training, performing and auditions I decided to take a step back due to injury. 

In 2014, I moved to Australia and finally purchased my own DSLR and thats when my real love for photography began. 

When i moved to London a few years later with no sunny beaches to take pictures of, I took to the streets. I found a new art form called street photography, which I became obsessed with. I began to educate myself by watching documentaries, researching street photographers, reading books and shooting all over London.

 

 Chinatown London

Chinatown London

In 2017, I began a short internship with respected celebrity and fashion photographer Leigh Keily, which has opened many doors for me and has given me opportunities to work as a photographer and photographers assistant. I now find myself shooting weekly, working with model agencies all across London and this year, 2018, i will be working as a photographer and assistant at Paris Fashion Week.

To say i am obsessed with photography, be it street, fashion, portrait, events or nature is an understatement. I am a self taught photographer who can not picture my life without photography. 

Thankyou for taking the time to visit my website, view my work and read about me. If you are interested in working with me in the future or just have a simple query, please do not hesitate to contact me

Wayne :)