Toby Smith

Toby Smith, 32, is based in London and works internationally on projects concerning landscape, environment, industrial and science stories.

Toby graduated with a Masters in Contemporary Photography from London College of Communication in 2008. This was after spending time employed both in the British Army Infantry and 2 years working across Africa utilizing his bachelors degree in Environmental Science. His focus now lies on large-scale photography and research projects for editorial publication, exhibition, communication and advocacy.

Notable projects include a study of hydroelectricity and landscape in Scotland, renewable energy technology across China and India, illegal logging and mining in Madagascar, a review of the worldwide commercial space industry and walking the entire proposed London to Birmingham section of the HS2 railway line.

Toby embraces a range of traditional photography and innovate video techniques tailored to the subject matter. Moving between large format photography for exhibition and print, full production video for broadcast and also Ultra HD Time Lapse or animation for web and new-media usage. Toby also has a special interest in the online mapping and geo-location of his research leading to grants from National Geographic, The Royal Photographic Society and partnerships with NGO’s on numerous field trips.

His work is exhibited internationally and editorial clients include National Geographic, GEO, The Sunday Times Magazine, TIME, Fortune, The New York Times, Guardian, Intelligent Life and Stern. Broadcast credits include the BBC Natural History Unit, Al Jazeera, Sky News, BBC Radio 4 and BBC World Service.