Toby Smith

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So I finally bit the bullet and bought myself an iPad. (Groan). I concluded rapidly that it is useless for “doing” anything but for “viewing” content the screen and ergonomics work very well. Certain media providers;  Intelligent Life, Guardian, Sunday Times, WIRED, BJP  (to name but a few) have made genuinely browse-able and interactive content. I was particular excited when browsing through National Geographic (August Issue)  to spot a feature image I was commissioned for back in February. A wild-goose chase into the secretive world of second hand phone booths led us to an architectural grave-yard full chock-fill of 100’s of the old K-9 model.  Gallons of hot-tea and kilos of human sand-bags led to a great shot that I am very proud of:

I had to hide behind the sofa with fear last night as I made another appearance on TV. This year I was selected to compete in the BBC2 series “Show me the Monet”. The name sets the standard of the jokes but this masks the brutal nature of the TV program. A panel of judges, the hanging committee, vote on a piece of your artwork and its potential inclusion at prestigious show at the Mall Galleries, London. I was (un)fortunate enough to be voted through into the exhibition and to sell my piece of work, Ratcliffe on Soar, above list price.

I’m also really pleased to be selling prints of my Olympic Park project exclusively through Eyestorm. Their Creative Director, Angie Davey,  has written a really nice introduction that responds to my own essay on the project. Both the 5×4 and X-Pan shots are available for collectors.