The Photog & Designer
Darren Smit has an astute creative edge which is parallel to his great understanding of the conceptual image. This allows him to convert the verbal message into a visual and emotive creation. His diverse and chameleonic qualities produce splendid flexibility in all his work.
He is a visual designer specializing in the photographic message.
“The images I take are influenced by our environment and my state of mind at that specific moment in time. I want my images to evoke a storyline and to be honest while still representing the way I see the world through the lens. I believe whether it is lifestyle, portraiture or wildlife photography the pose or scene needs to be brought to life and leap off the page allowing the viewer to grab hold of it” – Darren Smit, January 2013
Trained in graphic design, colour management, typography and various other creative models help to convey his dynamic love for the creative interface; Darren's photography and design bears testament to all these things and much more. While his imagery transforms the world into its very own art form, his desire for expansion exceeds his own expectations.
During the past 17 years he has traveled to well over 80 countries worldwide traversing the globe often in search of the perfect image, he believes it is still out there for him to find! He is not often without his camera close at hand! He currently works as a Web Developer in Prince George 'BC's Northern Capital' where he has lived for the past 12 years with his lovely wife Candice and his greatest creation, his son Sebastian.