Bruce Smith

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Areas of Interest
Fashion
Catalogue
Body parts
Fitness
Editorial
Sheer/See-Through
Swimwear
Advertising
Artistic Nudes
Lingerie
Compensation Accepted
Negotiable
Account TypePhotographer
MemberBruce Smith
LocationLiverpool,Merseyside,UK  
ExperienceProfessional
Age60
Will Travel
Member since09/12/2008 21:11:47
Last Login10/08/2011 12:41:40
WebsiteOnly premium members may display their website.
Quick Link
http://www.net-portfolio.com/Bruce Smith
Member Notes


I was inspired by the photographers from the ‘30s to the ‘60s, including Cecil Beaton, Norman Parkinson, David Baily, Barry Lategan, John F French, Horst P Horst, William Klein, Irving Penn, Richard Avendon, George Hoyningen-Huene, and many more.

My first big break in fashion photography came while setting up a test shoot with a model, I arranged to borrow some Fifties’ style gowns from a top fashion designer that sold her clothes through exclusive stores such as Harrods in London. This test shoot became a commission, and the pictures that I produced were published in Avante Guard, one of the UKs leading fashion magazines, at the time.

I switched to shooting just fashion and set off to London in the early Eighties. Confident and adventurous I was on the ladder to establishing myself as a freelance fashion shooter. The next few years were spent developing my own style and reputation, test shoots with models and endless appointments with fashion editors, art directors, designers and potential clients.

I mailed samples of my work to the couture and bridal wear designers, and was picked up by Catherine Raynor - a leading UK bridal wear couture designer who had previously worked with some of the world’s most prestigious photographers including Norman Parkinson, Terrance Donavan and John Swanell.

Raynor commissioned me to shoot her next collection. Her status within the bridal wear industry, and the success of the images that I had produced for her, created a chain reaction with a queue of top bridal wear and couture designers clambering at my studio door to shoot their collections.

The next major step came with a commission from a leading UK bridal wear consumer magazine to shoot two editorial stories for them on location in Tobago. This led to many years of shooting high fashion for some of the top designers, and manufacturers of couture and bridal wear., as well as Catherine Raynor plus Margaret Lee Lyn Ashworth, Eleni Costi plus many other top names in couture an
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