Chris Frazer Smith
Photography, London Borough of Islington Islington United Kingdom
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Brief Summary
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.
Professional Experience
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.
Awards and Recognition
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


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