Dark Side of The Lens

Mickey Smith is an Irish surf photographer, a “silent workhorse of the surfing world”, shooting in the rough, ice-cold waters on the west coast of Ireland. This is his tribute to his craft.

“If I only scrape a living,” he says, “At least it’s a living worth scraping. If I don’t have much of a future, at least it’s a present worth remembering.”

Sure’s he’s blessed with an attractive working environment, but his love for the ocean, the sport and the job is palpable. It makes one wonder whether you could make a similar movie, with similar passion, about the thing that you do for a living…

Writer for television, print and digital, corporate and editorial. Editor and writer of books. Musical performance, spoken word as Inspector Ras. Guitar/vocals for The Near Misses, (Worst Band In JoburgTM). The last whitey at umsebenzi. Latest book 415 Action-Packed Neighbourhood Marketing Tips with Basil O'Hagan, out now. @hagenengler

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Please type the characters of this captcha image in the input box

Please type the characters of this captcha image in the input box