Steve Smith: Photographer/Lecturer in Photography
My early professional photographic career was centered around the fashion industry, working for fashion houses and magazines including Dazed and Confused and i-D Magazine and also included celebrity portraiture for Instyle Magazine, The Telegraph and The Times.
In 2007 I returned home to Aberdeen to embark on my current role as a lecturer in photography. This move allowed a return to earlier photographic pursuits, far removed from the commercial constraints of a client’s brief.
My work concentrates on recording the formal and informal arrangements of things, often the banal; with a mixture of witticism and critique. My most recent work has documented areas of social concern with an inquisitive pursuit of neutrality and impartiality that is impossible to achieve but fuels my deeper understanding of the subject.
Steve Smith lectures full-time at North East Scotland College. He is currently self represented and takes commissions on a select basis.
The Liminal Zone Project
. Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Arts Centre, 05th Feb - 05th March 2022
· Moray College, 19th-27Th January 2022,
· Look Again Festival, Aberdeen 2019, (Steve Smith / Ian Grosz)
· BP Atrium Gallery, Aberdeen 2018
Nostalgia (Steve Smith / Thomas kettle)
· Kilau Gallery, Aberdeen 2011, (Steve Smith / Thomas kettle)
i-DENTITY. (25 Years i-D Magazine)
· New York, February 2006
· Hong Kong, April 2006
· Tokyo, April 2006
· Beijing, May 2006
· London, December 2005
Cultivate 2, Creative Industries in the North East – May 2018
Creative Me Podcast, (Steve Smith), Episode 16 – March 2018,
Creative Me Podcast, Episode 62, (Steve Smith / Ian Grosz) – May 2019,