Patrick Smith was born in Lille, France in 1955 and is currently based in Paris. He studied photography at CREAR Art School in Gouvieux, France, and graduated in 1981. In the fall of 2006, he was one of ten winning photographers in Jen Bekman's Hey, Hot Shot! Competition. Mr. Smith's photographic series have been featured in group and solo shows in galleries across Europe. His personal work has been featured in the Russian design magazine Moloko+ and the French photography magazine Images. He has worked on commission for architecture, arts, design, and travel magazines since 1982.
His work examines what we seek in idyllic locations and the light and color that draws people to these different environments. A critical observor of the relationship between the 21st century and its inhabitants, Smith's photographs invite us to re-consider what constitutes a landscape.