While many commercial photographers are throwing out their negatives and chemicals, photographer Abby Smith, who now calls Dunedin home, has taken up the challenge of returning to traditional methods.
In Abby’s own words:
“I moved to Dunedin 3 months ago from Phnom Penh, Cambodia, to study visual arts at Otago Polytechnic. I have always been particularly drawn to portrait photography for that spark of human interest, and seek to represent it with my own personal aesthetic. The other half of my obsession with photography is film and retro cameras – it’s a tragedy that film is going out of style and up in price here in New Zealand, I prefer it to digital and humbly hope to breathe some new life into it with my work. I’m loving Dunedin so far – so many new friends and faces which always inspire me to pick up a camera!”