Based in Wiltshire (UK), I’m a keen photographer with a ceaseless desire to improve and for whom the world is far too interesting a place to limit myself to one genre or one style – but I guess you will have already realised that!
My formative years were spent growing up in idyllic surroundings in rural South Africa which began a lifelong love of nature and the beauty of the natural environment. A family return to England in 1978 was something of a shock to the system after the space and freedom I had enjoyed but I continued to spend hours ‘out and about’, although now with my newly acquired second hand Zenit – a very basic Russian tank of a camera. Film and developing rapidly consumed my pocket money and early wages until an Engineering career got in the way and put a halt to hours of spare time. On the positive side, education and travel broadened my horizons, helped in turn by one of life’s interesting twists a few years ago which granted me the luxury of choosing to spend less time working and more time enjoying myself – perfect! I am now armed with a Nikon D700 (a full frame digital SLR) and although much of my photography is based in my ‘home ground’ of Wiltshire I also take my camera with me on my travels into Europe. Photographs of my travels rather than travel photography – a small but crucial difference as photography whilst travelling by motorcycle has its challenges!
My photographs having been published in Landscape Photographer of the Year 5 and 8, BBC Wildlife Magazine, Digital SLR User, The Sunday Telegraph and QWeekend (The Courier-Mail, Queensland) as well as featuring in an exhibition in the National Theatre, London and at The Gallery, Waterloo.
(My photographs have also featured strongly in motorcycle publications and related club magazines – but they don’t ‘count’!)
This blog runs alongside my main photography website (dedicated to my mono work) and it is here where you’ll find more regular updates about my latest photographic escapades – including those failed attempts. This is also where you’ll have the opportunity to join me on my occasional trips around Europe, so saddle up, enjoy the ride and please feel free to share your thoughts – good and bad – as all feedback is welcomed.
All images on this blog and my website are copyright to Noeline Smith, however, if you would like to use any please contact me.