Photographer and director based in London shooting advertising, editorial and personal work. I predominantly shoot people, cars and landscapes on location, outdoors, interiors and studio. I have representation in Europe and the USA and travel all over.
HSBC, Shell, Ford, EDF, Kronebourg, Mercedes, Nissan, Renault, Credit Suisse, Kraft, American Airlines, jet Blue Airlines, BT, The Financial Times, Pilsner Urquell, Guinness, Microsoft, Birds Eye, The Times Newspaper, The Guardian Newspaper, The Independent Newspaper, Bayer, Ferrari, The Royal Shakespeare Company, Peroni, Vodaphone, Sainsbury's, The Halifax, Le Rustique, Fosters Beer, John Lewis, Ian McEwan, Sebastian Faulkes, Purina, Winalot, Cathy Pacific, Carling Beer, Pizza Hut, Eli Lilly, Toyota, Heinz, Peugeot, Visit London, Pampers, British Airways, Ameritrade, Campaign Against Drinking & Driving, Néstle to name but a few.
Chris Frazer Smith was born in 1963 in the North West of England and grew up in Cambridgeshire. Early in life he decided he wanted to make his living taking photographs. He takes photographs that explore the patterns of our existence in sophisticated urban environments.
Cinema photography had a huge affect on him from a young age and influences have come from many places: photography, film, painters, Bauhaus, dance, music and particularly artists such as Irving Penn, Diane Arbus, Andreas Gursky, Ridley Scott, Stanley Kubric, Coppola, Pina Bausch, Johannes Vermeer.
His work has led to many international awards from: The Association of Photographers, Communication Arts, American Photography, The British Journal of Photography, Campaign Photography, Creative Review, The Masters Cup, Applied Arts, Photo District News, and he was awarded the Lucie International Photographer of The Year Award in 2003.
In demand as a commercial photographer, Chris shoots for advertising agencies, publishers and record companies. Recent clients have included: HSBC, Ian McEwan, Bayer, Sebastian Faulks, Jo Nesbo, American Airlines, Shell, Toyota, Grayson Perry, Ford, Mercedes, Cathay Pacific, Microsoft, The Sunday Times, The Financial Times, British Airways, Zurich Insurance, Nestlé, Kronebourg and Renault.
He has been in the Campaign “top ten photographers” for the past decade, a D&AD judge, a mentor to students and, when he can, lectures to students. He has recently directed several film shorts.
Foto8 Summer Exhibition 2012 Archive Top 200 Ad Photographers 2012/13 Applied Arts Awards, Canada 2012 Association Of Photographers Awards 2011 Foto8 Summer Exhibition 2011 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2011 Communication Arts Awards 2011 American Photography Awards 2011 Staffordshire Arts Festival, UK Shorts Runner Up, 2011 Archive Top 200 Ad Photographers 2010/11 Applied Arts Awards, Canada 2011 Campaign Top Ten Photographers 2010 Association Of Photographers Awards 2010 Campaign Photography Awards 2010 Best In Show Exhibition, Crane Kalman Gallery International Photography Awards 2010 Foto8 Summer Show, London Communications Arts Awards 2010 Masters Cup 2010 Applied Arts Awards, Canada 2010 Creative Review Photography Awards 2009 The British Journal Of Photograppy Awards 2009 Campaign Photography Awards 2009 Campaign Top Ten Photographers 2008 Archive Top 200 Ad Photographers 2008/09 International Photography Awards 2008 Creative Review Photography Awards 2008 Communication Arts Awards 2008 Creative Review Photography Awards 2007 Archive Top 200 Ad Photographers 2006/7 International Photogrpahy Awards 2007 IPA, Best In Show Exhibition 2007 International Photography Awards 2006 IPA, Best In Show Exhibition 2006 International Photography Awards 2005 Archive Top 200 Ad Photographers 2004/05 PDN Awards 2005 Communication Arts Awards 2004 American Photography Awards 2004 Association Of Photographers Awards 2004 International Photographer Of The Year 2003 Archive Top 200 Ad Photographers 2002/03 Campaign Poster Awards 2003 Communication Arts Awards 2002 Communication Arts Awards 2001 Association Of Photographers Awards 2001 Communication Arts Awards 2000 Association Of Photographers Awards 2000