About - Darren Smith People and Advertising Photographer

Darren Smith Photographer Darren Smith Photographer


Specialising in portraiture and advertising photography, Darren Smith has a signature for iconic, bold, and colourful style. Based in Amsterdam (NL), he has traveled the world shooting for advertising agencies, brands, and production companies. 

Darren's first long term project 'Mayflies' has led him to collaborate with community-led events globally to stage constructed portrait photography of their attending participants. He is inspired by the remarkable diversity and creativity to be found in self-expression and personality-driven imagery.

Darren started as an assistant in 2007 for fashion photographer Stan Shaffer (USA), a larger than life personality in his own right. Then via commercial photography agency at Acorn Photo (AUS), to photographer in 2011. Freelance since 2016.

Photo: Marcus Koppen




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