Chris Frazer Smith was born in the North West of England and grew up in East Anglia. He picked up his first camera at a very early age and has been shooting ever since. Shooting predominately portraiture & people, both commissioned and non-commissioned photography & film, on location and in the studio.
Attention to narrative and detail are paramount in his work and his strong sense of art direction allows him to work closely with creative teams from advertising agencies, publishers, record companies and design groups.
Preferring to show a larger proportion of non-commissioned work both the web site and Chris's books show personal projects, both stills and motion. A huge swathe of personal work has been shot throughout 2016/17 which continues into 2018. Of course tear sheets are shown in his "Commissioned" section both online and in the books.
Chris has been recognised with numerous international awards from organisations including: The prestigious Lucie International Photographer of The Year Award, The Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize, The Association of Photographers, Communication Arts, American Photography, The NPG Only Human Portrait Prize, The British Journal of Photography, Campaign Magazine, Creative Review, The Masters Cup, Applied Arts, One Eyeland and Photo District News. He has been a D&AD judge, mentored & lectured students both on photography and film.
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