See also: Smith
Smith studied at the school of art of Twickenham at the end of the Sixties, learning graphics and the Visual art.
With others, she collaborated with the graphic originator Barney Bubbles and the musical journalist Nick Kent by producing the magazine Friends of 1969 in 1972. Its first important seal as a photographer was to cover a round of Led Zeppelin in the Seventies. Smith worked then for NME until beginning of the year 80.
In his career, Smith photographed many icons and legends of the Rock'n'roll, of which:
- Led Zeppelin,
- The Rolling Stones,
- The Who,
- Iggy Pop,
- The Clash,
- The Jam,
- Debbie Harry,
- The Stone Pinks,
- Primal Scream,
- Manic Street Preachers,
- The Strokes
In addition to portraits, it also took in photograph strong moments of the scene rock'n'roll at the time of various rounds with musicians. Thus, one of its more famous is that which was used as cover with the album London Calling of the Clash. It represents Paul Simonon crashing to pieces his low on a scene of New York at the time of a round in 1979. The photo one received the price of the " besides; better photograph of rock' roll of all temps" decreed by Q in 2002.
Its work was published in cover and in the pages of NME , on small pockets of albums, promotional supports and left in books. In 1980, it published The Clash: Before and After which became a Best-seller.
Smith works today in an unused station of the west of London which it bought and transformed into a studio when it was coed. She works in Freelance on reports photo black and white.
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