October 4, 2020

James Suzman For The Observer

My first assignment for The Observer, and an honour. James was just a joy to photograph, we scouted together a few days before the shoot in Cambridge where I grew up so a very familiar landscape to say the least. We wanted cows in the shot and James had a location in mind which worked out perfectly.

Scouting was paramount knowing where we hoped the cows would pass by so armed with our desk set up, and an early start setting up the composition in the shadow light, the cows wandered through as calmly as you like very curious to come over and see what we were up to.  Perfect light and not a breeze in the air.

A fascinating and very apt interview in The Observer with James talking to @elle_hunt about his new book A History of How We Spend Our Time.

October 2, 2020

Oxford International Film Festival

Just thrilled to have my short documentary “Tommy The Portrait Of Sculptor” pick ups its sixth laurel for the Oxford International Film Festival which opened yesterday. My film is screen at the Odeon on George street. Marking the end of WWI John Mills portrait of a British soldier who has survived the war and is returning home. @oxiffofficial



September 14, 2020

#HoldStill2020 National Portrait Gallery

I’m thrilled to announce that my portrait, Mick & Mavis, has been chosen as one of 100 images included in the 100 #HoldStill2020 digital exhibition, presented by The Duchess of Cambridge and @nationalportraitgallery ! You can see my portrait and view the full exhibition here: www.npg.org.uk/holdstill

August 10, 2020

Gog Magog Giants In Land

Collaborating with choreographer Jane Turner this short dance film has been made during covid-19 lockdown 2020.  It has been a very exciting unexpected journey involving collaborators from near and far; (from Penzance to Portugal, Manchester to Melbourne).

Sharing material shot on mobile phones under the direction of choreographer Jane Turner the principle photography and drone film was shot on location in Cambridgeshire in July 2020. Working with composer Kevin Flanagan the film was edited late July for fantastic online premiere in August.




July 21, 2020

Tommy The Portrait Of A Sculptor

Having held this back for the past twelve months for film festivals where my first documentary, "Tommy The Portrait Of A Sculptor" I am delighted to finally release this film into the public domain.

Shot over an eighteen month period this short documentary was completed in February 2019 and has since had great film festival success that has up until now, the summer of 2020, remained solely for film festival entires.

A portrait of British sculptor John Mills at his studio in north Hertfordshire, England, working on a new piece entitled  "Tommy". A new sculpture celebrating the end of the World War One and the impact on the soldiers, and world at large. returning from the Great War.

June 16, 2020

AOP Awards 2020

Delighted to have this portrait selected as a finalist in this years Association of Photographers Awards which hopefully will be a life awards ceremony later this year.

This is a portrait of Susan Birch who has run her hairdressers out of her Hertfordshire village shop for 42 years and continues to so so today. Some of her clients  from the the first year of her working out of her shop are still clients today. Born and raised in Yorkshire Susan retains her lovely dialect and her shop seems unchanged from the day it opened not conforming to the pressure of shop refits, digital technology and pretence.

June 1, 2020

IPA Movement Awards

I shot this for my choreographer and wife, Jane, so thrilled to have an honourable mention in the IPA "One Shot" Movement Awards, http://www.photoawards.com/winner/?compName=OneShot+%3A+Movement+, It links back to a film we made together, https://www.chrisfrazersmith.com/motion/semaphore

May 19, 2020

Fastnet Film Festival

I had hoped to be on the west coast of Ireland over the coming days enjoying the Fastnet Film Festival, http://www.fastnetfilmfestival.com, with my short documentary https://www.chrisfrazersmith.com/motion/tommy-the-portrait-of-a-sculptor screening along side a wealth of talent. Fortunately the festival has been rescheduled for 2021 so I have that pleasure to look forward to and experience this unique and very special film festival.

April 29, 2020

Self Isolating

I am managing to shoot portraits in my local community of families in self isolation. I have more people lined up to photograph and I hope this can expand into a wider variation of families, individuals and businesses. A huge thanks to those who have agreed to participate, all shot at a safe social distance. #StaySafe


February 13, 2020

Dam Film Festival, Nevada

Honoured to have “Tommy The Portrait Of Sculptor” screening with 140 plus short films at this years Dam FilmFestival in hot sunny Boulder City, Nevada. Wishing all you film makers a fantastic festival.

February 7, 2020

Tally Film Festival, Florida

Wishing I was in hot and sunny Florida right now to enjoy this years Tally Short Film Festival in Tallahassee https://tallyshorts.com

My short https://www.chrisfrazersmith.com/motion/tommy-the-portrait-of-a-sculptor has been accepted and will screen at this years festival.

Due to the nature of festival submissions I can only share the trailer to the public at present happy to share a private link to the full short if you email me chris@chrisfrazersmith.com

February 5, 2020

BPA Portrait Award

A great night last night at the Savoy for the British Photography Awards. Some stunning photography nominated and winning. An honour to walk away with the Portrait award for "Cowboys Resting".

I was shooting stills on a TV commercial on a beach in New Zealand and had a certain brief to fulfil that gave me many opportunities to shoot freely. The four cowboys shot in this portrait were waiting to be called on set and were resting their horses. These men, and their horses, were the most skilled riders I have witnessed and stayed in character off set as I shot this portrait. Stunning flat light with a sea mist added to the beauty and strength of this shot

December 17, 2019

British Photography Awards 2020

Thrilled to have four shots selected in the @britishphotographyawards in three categories, Portraits, Fine Art and Events.  Feel free to take look at vote for your favourites shots and check out the fantastic charities the awards helps support and promote. https://www.britishphotographyawards.org/2020-Shortlist

November 22, 2019

Portrait Salon 2019

Delighted to have this portrait in the Portait Salon exhibition that will be showing @royalphotographicsociety in Bristol from Thursday 21st November to Sunday 24th November. The work will then travel to @photonorthfest in Harrogate and be on display from 30th November to 2nd December.
This is Dominic, an arms and armoury antique specialist, in his wonderful bijou gallery in Knightsbridge displaying an extraordinary large fine stock of rare & unusual items. Dominic's shop is really bijou and there is very little space to place a camera and get behind the viewfinder to get composed and lit in without being seen in my wide frame. I shot Dominic with all sorts of fantastic weapons and canes but this is my favourite shot of him sitting on a rare carved wood English painted saddle makers model pony holding this extraordinary sabre. A real specialist in his field and an utter gent.

November 5, 2019

Census 2021

New poster and print work for the forthcoming Census 2011

October 14, 2019

Lürzer's Archive 200 Best Ad Photographers 2020

Oh that evocative smell of printers ink! So excited to have received this years Lürzer's Archive 200 Best Ad Photographers 2020 book. Here are a few shots that I am humbled to share in the company of other impressive photographers.

October 1, 2019

Bolton International Film Festival

I am thrilled to have my short documentary film “Tommy The Portrait Of A Sculptor” in the Bolton International Film Festival.

Documenting the British sculptor John W Mills working on a portrait of a British Tommy the film documents Johns’s passion for life, art, growing up during the blitz, his work since leaving Hammersmith Art College and becoming an Internationally acclaimed artist and portrait sculptor.

The festival runs for three days in five venues across the city screening over 100+ films, masterclasses, industry talks and loads of networking. I still cannot put the short out in the public domain just yet, I will do so once my festival entries come to a close. A trailer for my short can be seen here https://www.chrisfrazersmith.com/motion/tommy-the-portrait-of-a-sculptor

DM for a link to the full cut.

September 9, 2019

Summer Portraits

A busy summer of work, rest and play - lots of play shooting new portraits which has been an utter pleasure. Here are a few examples collaboarting with people in my local community, friends of friends and strangers so thank you to all of you who have kindy agreed to sit for me.

To see more: https://www.chrisfrazersmith.com/projects/portfolio

Top left: Kemma. Right: Susan. Bottom Right: Kate.

August 25, 2019

Portrait of Britain 2019

Really thrilled to have this portrait selected for this years BJP Portrait of Britain. This portrait is from an ongoing personal project that can be seen here.


July 20, 2019

That’s one small step for man

My homage to Neil Armstrong and the crew of Apollo 11 landing on the moon fifty years ago, July 20, 1969, at 20:17 UTC

June 10, 2019

Lurzer Archive 200 Best

Great to have work selected for the forthcoming Lurzer Archive 200 Best ad Photographers. These animal portaits are amonsg some of my portrait work selected for the 2020 ediition. I have had a great relationship over the years with Archive and in partiucualr getting the cover for one 200 Best Of. Landing on your desk in the coming months! 

May 17, 2019

Art On A Postcard Bidding Closing

Art on a Postcard works with the world's leading artists to raise money for The Hepatitis C Trust to eliminate hepatitis C in the UK by the year 2025. The Photo London auction is a carefully curated collection featuring some of the world’s most collectable and interesting contemporary photographers such as Larry Clark, Peggy Franck and Roger Ballen.
All the works can be seen at Photo London from 16-19 May at Somerset House, Strand, London WC2.


May 16, 2019

National Portrait Gallery

Over 2000 entries and 9 photographs selected by Martin Parr for the #onlyhumannpg competition at the including my picture Pat and Arthur, Kensal Rise, London. Martin I’ve met before and he’s charming plus his retrospective show at the NPG is stunning.

April 4, 2019


Shot on the back of TVC in Prague here is one of recent print work shot for Saatchi & Saatchi NYC and their client "Theraflu", Lempsip here in the UK.

A fantastic shoot with a super friendly TV crew working out all sorts of logistics re locations, talent and my crew.

Great creative team so a big shout out to my AD, Helen Shin and her writer Catherine Eccardt. Also to Milk & Honey Films in LA and Prague, Abe Romano from Saatchi's NY, Brianne and Margie from Saatchi's, Jason art producing back at Saatchi's, and last but not least my eyes and ears on the ground Kristyna Fischerova.

More on the Commissioned pages on my site.

March 5, 2019

Jaguar Land Rover

A real pleasure shooting the F-Type and E-Pace for Jaguar Land Rover through Spark44/London. Shooting cars, animals and people in the studio and on location in the UK.

A big thanks to Nick, Josh, Brian, Lou, Nicola, Sharron, Paul & Ted

March 3, 2019

How I Got That Shot

A spread in this months issue of Professional Photographer magazine taking you behind the scenes of my shot "Man On The Moon". Aged six this event had a profound affect on my future. The fifty years celebration, 20th July, this year will be fascinating; the extraordinary bravery of these pioneering men and women is unimaginable.

March 1, 2019

Tommy The Portrait Of A Sculptor Short Documentary

Three years in the making my short documentary film of British sculptor John W.Mills is completed. It has been a wonderful journey spending weeks at a time with John in his north Hertfordshire studio. The story follows the progress of a "Tommy" a portrait of a WW1 soldier about to return home from the front.

I shot, recorded and edited the entire piece on DSLR's and a drone with complete freedom to tell the story of this incredible British working artist.

The film is currently password protected as I am entering the work into film festivals and competitions so it has to remain "off line" for now. Should you like to view the short then please drop me a line and I can share the link and password for you.

February 19, 2019

British Life Photography Awards 2019

I have three personal portraits in two categories, "Portraits" and "Working Life", in this years fabulous British Life Photography Awards. The London show opened at the Mall Galleries, London and is touring the UK throughout 2019.


January 21, 2019

Bayer Pets

Lovely to see this campaign in print, shot on location in and around London casting real people with their own pets.

December 18, 2018


Fantastic to meet Ambur and Olivia whilst shooting portraits off the Kingsland Road, what incredible performers these women are.

December 4, 2018

Steel Fabricators

Back spending time with this group of steel fabricators and adding to the personal portfolio.

November 19, 2018

Winter Guns

Good to be back out in the wilds of Cambridgeshire for the third year running shooting with the same group on two farms. Me shooting with cameras that is. New work up in the project section.


October 16, 2018

Jaguar Landrover

Portraits and cars rolling out over the coming months that I have been shooting for Spark44 in conjunction with Attitude magazine.

September 19, 2018

Autum Portraiture 2018

New portrait work, both commissioned and personal, now up in the main portfolio with more coming.


September 12, 2018


A new motion dance film shot for Choreographer Jane Turner. In collaboration with Argentinian tango, Twine is a contemporary choreography of intimacy for two exceptional dance artists.



August 6, 2018

New Portrait Photography

More personal portrait work being added to the portfolio over the summer with more subjects lined up to shoot moving forward into the autumn.

Left to right: Tom, Dairyman, Devon. Dominic Strickland, Kensington, London. Kiki Dee, Hertfordshire.

These and more can be seen in the main http://www.chrisfrazersmith.com/portfolio and in my print books upon request.

July 9, 2018

Pet Owners

Here are three of the four portraits I shot back in February for Bayer's animal welfare division. The campaign has just broken hence holding back showing these portraits of real animal owners and their pets.

July 5, 2018

Mark Ralph

Just spent a lovely morning shooting portraits of the very talented producer, writer and musician Mark Ralph in his fantastic west London studios. A mix of digital and analogue kit everywhere, what a gent. 

June 26, 2018

Communication Arts Photography Awards 2018

Delighted to have a photograph selected for this years prestigious Communications Arts Photography Awards. This was shot over the Ashwell Show, Hertfordshire, in August 2017 on a summers day.

Of the 3,401 entries submitted to the 59th annual photography competition, only 127 were selected by a jury of respected creative professionals, representing the work of photographers, videographers, design firms, agencies, publishers and in-house creative departments.

June 1, 2018

Hertfordshire Life June 2018

A quintessential english summer character from the Morris Men of Letchworth Town performing in our annual village Spring show and being selected as picture of the month in the very lush Hertfordshire Life Magazine. Another bottle of wine coming my way courtesy of The Wine Society.

May 7, 2018

Hertfordshire Life May 2018

Always a pleasure to shoot locally and have the work run in Hertfordshire Life as well as being selected winning shot for this current issue. This was shot up in the last fall of winter snow in April on Royston Heath.

April 24, 2018

Main Portfolio

Main Portfolio

The main portfolio now reflects my main love and body of portrait photography; both personal & commissioned advertising/editorial. Here are three examples of new portrait photography with a whole swath of new work rolling out over the coming weeks.


April 16, 2018

The Big Sexy Show

A real pleasure shooting for Duckie and a new show; "The Big Sexy Show". Filming rehearsals and live shows, as well as shooting portraits the arty showbiz extravaganza showcases the lives and loves of older people, which toured to each of the five Clubs, in Hackney, Hastings, Brighton, Crawley and the Elephant & Castle in the first two weeks of April 2018.

The age of the troupe of dancers ranges from their early 50's to mid 70's.

March 10, 2018

Let It Snow

Personal work shot up on Royston Heath in Hertfordshire in the first, and last, of the winter snow in this part of the country.

February 21, 2018

Animals & Children

A few behind the scenes shots shooting last week in Buckinghamshire for Bayer. A big thanks to Lou at http://loulouproductions.com and the rest of my team who made days of tricky weather look like an sunny English summer. Shooting this time with a cast of "real" people and their pets as part of the creative brief and a cast of children, adults, cats and dogs.

January 10, 2018

Hampshire Life Jan 2018

One of the shots from behind the scenes whilst filming the short "Limit Of The Land" off Hurst Point running in this months Hampshire Life.

December 19, 2017

Campaign Against Drinking & Driving

I shot this for the fantastic charity CADD, the "Campaign Against Drinking & Driving". There are no excuses regardless of the time of year so I am delighted to have been asked to shoot this; a super low budget with people helping out to contribute to such an important message. There are three final ads to see in my "Commissioned" section on the web site.


November 15, 2017

Venice - Land Sea & Air

Just had a flying visit to Venice and spent a couple of days wandering around one of my favourite cities to shoot in. Here are three shots of new work going into my "Land, Sea & Air" project folio on the site, as well as the print books.

November 6, 2017

Hertfordshire Life

My second double page in the November edition of Hertfordshire Life covering this years "Ashwell Show 2017". This year's show was bathed in blistering summer weather which more than made up for some very damp shows over the past few years. I also had an opportunity to fly my drone as well as shoot from the ground.

October 16, 2017

International Photography Awards 2017

Always a pleasure to get honourable mentions for non-commissioned, personal photography in the International Photography Awards.

September 22, 2017

Land Sea And Air

I seem to have not put down my cameras over the summer and continue looking at English life. New non-commissioned work can be seen in the "Land Sea & Air" section on the site with new print books completed and going out to art buyers and picture editors in the coming weeks. Happy days!


September 10, 2017

Xerox USA

Lovely to see new work recently shot for Xerox USA out. Here are three of five ads I shot in and around New York and New Jersey for Y&R New York.

August 6, 2017

Men Of Steel

More often than not the most fascinating and interesting subject matter is right on your doorstep. Hertfordshire has a famous history of engineering, innovation, design and the arts;  from biochemistry, computing (the manufacturing of Alan Turings "Bombe"), aircraft manufacturing from the outset of WWII, biochemistry research & manufacturing, major film studios, Henry Moore to name a few examples. The manufacturing of aircraft led to a rise in steel and metal fabrication which still thrives across the county.

I shot this series two miles from my studio spending time shooting both formal portraits and observational photography.


July 12, 2017

Hertfordshire Life

My first double page spread plus photography of the month in the July edition of Hertfordshire Life. Covering this years "Ashwell At Home" 2017 marked the 1,100th anniversary of the founding of Ashwell Village and meant that this year's Ashwell at Home event on the 14th May was a particularly special celebration of this beautiful Hertfordshire village. A quintessential British event that just has to be photographed!

July 6, 2017


The wonderful folk at Ogilvy are just around the corner from the Borough Market who like so many of us were shocked to the core by recent atrocities that took place on London Bridge, the market and surrounding streets. 

Asked if I could help by a friend and senior creative from Ogilvy I shot a series of simple shallow focus shots capturing people out and about in the market shortly after it reopened. Launching today the shots are now running as posters and on social media supporting the market and its customers.

If your passing through London Bridge or fancy a great few hours exploring this ancient part of London/Southwark then try and take a short break to soak in the delicious fare that is always on offer at the market. Stunning food, fruit, vegetables, gifts galore, wine, beer, bread and loads, loads more all from true artisans who really do care!

June 21, 2017

Royal Photographic Society International Photography Exhibition

Delighted to have two photographs shortlisted for this years Royal Photographic Society International Photography Exhibition. "Run, Run, Run and Subs Bench" are the two shortlisted. Now through to the final judging of prints to see who are the lucky exhibitors!

June 13, 2017

Environmental Portraits

I have just started shooting a series of working environmental portraits that is going to be a long term on going project documenting British workers post Brexit. Here is the first, "Nick, Steel Fabricator, Hertfordshire". I will post a new area on the website once I have ten shot.

May 18, 2017

The Beauty Of It

Great to see these shots now out and about for Bayers pet division pushing the previous campaign having a tongue in cheek pop at fashion.

April 20, 2017

Land, Sea & Air

New personal work uploaded into the Land Sea and Air section of my portfolios. This work reflects life as I travel capturing moments in peoples life at work, rest and play.

April 3, 2017

Applied Arts Awards 2017

More awards for the recent Bayer photography; Canada's Applied Arts Awards advertising series category.

The campaign pastiches fashion photography with work being shot both in the studio and on location in the UK.


March 8, 2017

International Womans Day

Sharing work, both personal and commissioned, in celebration of International Womans Day.

March 7, 2017

New Print Books Going Out The Door

Hooray! Six new print books complete and ready to go out the door. The culmination of shooting for the past eighteen months and turning the print work around to over 90% personal, non commissioned work. It has been a fantastic time and my passion and love of photography is stronger than ever; it is so liberating to be immersed in personal projects for both stills and motion so now it is time to share with art buyers, art directors, creative directors and more. Maybe even agents!

In the meantime a whole load of marketing to be done kicking off with an email launch today and onwards with the continuing personal work. Awards being picked up already from the new work, cannot say anymore just yet.

January 15, 2017

Winter Guns 2017

I am back out shooting the "Winter Guns" over two farms in frozen Cambridgeshire. This is their last shoot of the season and my third outing with these men. Leaden skies and snows flurries were are blowing horizontally for much of the day and a great contrast to the last shoot in full blown low winter sun. I will get some of the new work from this shoot up on the site and in the folios laster in the year.

December 15, 2016

Letchworth Town Brass Band

I have started to document Letchworth Town Brass Band. My son has been playing the trumpet for the past six years and was invited to join the band in the summer so having watched him play at many school concerts I though it was time I spent some time with the town band.

"Hairs on the back of your neck" listening to the band rehearse for up coming summer concerts and a few competitions along the way so I will see if I can join them for some of their exploits.

New Work New Site


Welcome! So thrilled and excited to be launching a whole new swathe or work, both stills and motion. The photography and film has been shot over the past eighteen months with other projects still shooting, more in production and new projects planned in 2017.

Showing mainly personal, non commissioned work I am concentrating on personal photography and film that is the culmination of my narrative story telling looking at people in their environment whether it be at play, work, home etc.

So I hope you like the new work and new site which will evolve in the coming months and years as I shoot commissioned and non-commissioned film and photography.

A big thanks to Gary & Lizzie https://www.sparks-studio.com/ for the new site.

International Photography Awards 2016

1st Prize - Advertising Product Category

So off and running with all the new work and thrilled to have won 1st place in this years International Photography Awards. A series of fashion pastiche shots for Bayer's animal welfare division shot on location and in the studio here in the UK . The IPA is a fantastic organisation and supports a wealth of photography projects around the world.


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