G.B.Smith’s photographic journey began over 40 years ago as a teenager learning the fundamentals of the craft in the darkroom and with large plate cameras. This enthusiasm evolved into his first career as an industrial photographer in England.
Over time this was intertwined with a passion for travel and entrepreneurship which eventually led him down a path of exploration in countries and cultures throughout the world. A very global citizen, having lived on four continents and worked in six, he now resides in the USA and combines extensive global travel (pre-Covid!) with an embracing of digital image-based creation.
However, he still applies very traditional techniques to this digital process, such as all manual settings shot in medium format and enjoying the serenity and mindfulness that comes with long exposures and more simplistic “film-centric” workflows.
Born in an industrial heartland many of his studies gravitate towards man-made structures and forms interacting with their natural habitat. His International award-winning images have been published in a wide range of media; he is a lifelong member of the Royal Photographic Society.