I studied illustration and graphic design at the Royal College of Art after which I established, with two other illustrators, a very successful illustration studio in London. We shared a vast warehouse studio with a photographers' agent who represented, among others, Elliot Erwitt, Lord Snowdon and Bob Carlos Clarke. I was hooked! I was drawn initially to landscape photography by the work of the great Ansel Adams whose inspirational photographs still fill me with adrenalin. If I can convey any of the awe and excitement I feel at the time of capturing my experiences I have done what I set out to do. The fact that I live in central London and have to support myself by other means precludes the opportunity to indulge my passion very often. I hope you enjoy what I offer here. Some of the images are the result of careful planning and patience while others are spontaneously captured on my adventures.
My images are © Mal Smith 2011. Please contact me if you would like to use them in any way.