With craft at the heart of every shoot, Jez Smith has reinvented himself into Sydney’s most considered advertising photographer and director. He is renowned for his exceptional ability to capture breathtaking moments through his lens which has earned him widespread recognition.
Over the past 25 years, Jez has ventured across Sydney, London, South East Asia, Japan and globally, collaborating with iconic brands and esteemed blue chip companies. Working closely with creatives, he actively contributes to the conceptualization and development of ideas, skillfully crafting them into captivating imagery.
Jez developed a passion for photography at an early age. He was captivated by the power of images to convey emotions, tell stories, and preserving fleeting moments. Jez is a visionary photographer with an undeniable passion for capturing moments of raw beauty.
In his quest for hidden narratives and details that often go unnoticed, Jez is captivated by the interplay of movement with light, color, and composition. Through his camera, he seizes these transient moments, weaving them into breathtaking visual stories.
Jez’s portraiture reveals the depth and complexity of the human experience. He has a remarkable ability to connect with his subjects, putting them at ease and capturing their true essence. His portraits capture the raw emotions, nuances, and individuality of each person, showcasing the beauty that lies within.
With a disarming warmth and empathetic approach, Jez fosters an atmosphere of trust and authenticity on set, enabling his subjects to reveal their genuine selves before his lens. The resulting photographs reflect the profound depths of emotion, resilience, and vulnerability that shape the human journey. Jez’s work has graced prestigious exhibitions and publications worldwide. His photographs possess an inherent power to evoke strong emotions, transporting viewers to the heart of the captured moments.