11 Things about Photography by Ian Smith, Photographer from Adlington, Lancashire
Ian Smith could be considered a late developer in the world of photography. He gained a first from the University of Bolton in 2018 when he was 70 years young. Since then he has used the camera as a tool for social change especially in the area of raising awareness of prostate cancer.
1 Remember photography is not just about the camera.
2 Collaboration is a two-sided process.
3 Use your neckstrap.
4 A photograph is only reflected light.
5 Which is the best camera? The camera you have with you.
6 Don’t think you always know what is best.
7 Never be late.
8 Do no harm.
9 Never display outsider arrogance.
10 No false representation.
11 Start early; work late.
Ian Smith specialises in portrait photography. His latest exhibition on prostate cancer awareness Every Picture Tells A Story, is on display at Vine House in Preston.
You can follow his work on Instagram @butchers_lad