My name is Lynn Smith. And my major work for the past two decades has been making images on the streets of big cities. I do some day work but have to say I prefer night photography, partly because of the moody situations you can stumble upon. And also because the shopkeepers/restaurant managers/office security personnel who sometimes insist on knowing why you’re photographing their premises (unless it is a government building, I don’t have to give reasons as I’m in a public place) have mostly finished work and gone home for the day.
I shoot mostly in Sydney and Melbourne. But also in the Illawarra and Newcastle regions of NSW. Travel overseas every few years (finances permitting): have made images in London, Paris, Berlin, and Jakarta.
Not keen to announce up front that my preferred scenarios are to be found on city streets because while is seems many enjoy this genre they don’t value it in the same way as say landscapes, portraiture, or conceptual work.