An up close and personal interview with Bruce Smith Paris based international fashion photographer who has been shooting high fashion for 3 decades.
This year he celebrates 30 years as a freelance fashion photographer and 40 years as a photographer.
I hope you enjoy the insights and very personal look inside what makes Bruce Smith tick and what inspires his need to create images of people.
Bruce Smith is a master fine-art nude, high-fashion and glamour photographer, as well as a long-time friend of the show.
For decades, he has produced amazing work for commercial fashion and editorial fashion clients from all over the world including some of the most popular and recognized celebrities and fashion brands in bridal wear, lingerie and swim-wear.
Inspired by the phrase, a picture is worth a thousands words, Bruce went through his archive of images to produce a new book 130K, a collection of 130 of his best and most iconic photographs.
The book is more than just a retrospective of his work. He saw it as a personal exploration of his own creative life, to assess not just the quality of the work, but to see what all the sacrifices both professional and personal had resulted in.
His work on the book provided us an opportunity to talk about not only the editing process, but also examine how a photographer, especially a professional photographer of so many years, assesses his work and his career and his life.
Bruce Smith has recently moved to France from England, where he continues to work for his clients, as well as teach a new generation of fashion and beauty photographers through his hands-on workshops.
I hope you enjoy the insights and very personal look inside how Bruce Smith produced his latest book 130k words in pictures. Listen to this interview below left.
Here are two previous The Candid Frame conversations
In this second Candid Frame Google+ Hangout
we share a conversation with fashion and fine-art nudes photographer Bruce Smith.
In this video he share the idea and the process in creating images for his new book, Black and White Plus a Little Bit of Color: A collection of fine art nude, fashion and portrait photography images.
Discover more of his work by visiting www.brucesmithphotographer.com
He brings over three decades of experience to the table and shares some his valuable insights about working with models and how to light a scene for the benefit of the subject.
Discover more great interviews at www.thecandidframe.com
I hope you enjoy the insights and very personal look inside how Bruce Smith produced this book.
It is best to watch the video below in full screen mode, use controls on the iplayer.
Ria Mishaal Cooke talks with Bruce Smith,
the legendary fashion photographer from Liverpool, England about his start in the industry, the lessons he has learned and his advice for newcomers.
Written interviews links:
I have had the opportunity to assist Bruce Smith on a number of fashion shoots. This blog is about the first time I worked with him.
Connect with Bruce Smith, the published professional with 40 years experience also the author of "Fashion Photography A Complete Guide"