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I owe my love of photography to my father Max. He was a keen photographer as a young boy back in the late 1930’s/early 1940’s. He used old Box Brownies, Brownies, and a 120 roll film Voightlander with a concertina fold out lens. After I had used a number of small plastic cameras, it would be this Voightlander loaded with black & white film that would have me hooked!

By the early 1970’s my father had invested in a 35mm system based around the “lightweight” Nikkormat body, and become hooked on Kodachrome transparency film. I followed him in the late 1970’s with the purchase of a Nikon FM and gradually, a collection of lenses to give me some versatility in handling a variety of subject matter. I gradually developed a good eye for a photograph, and joined a local camera club in the early 1980’s. The rest, as they say, is history!

Today I remain an enthusiastic photographer working almost exclusively in the digital medium, but with a grounding in unforgiving colour transparency film, my approach is very much to “get it right in camera”, and I like to keep post processing to an absolute minimum.

I have a strong love of landscapes, both colour and monochrome, but I enjoy a variety of other subject matters and genres.

All my images are protected internationally by copyright law, and images may not be copied or reproduced in any fashion without my written permission.

My photographic motto is: It’s not just about the subject, it’s about the light falling on the subject !

You can also find my website here:

GEMAX Photographics

I was selected as a finalist in the 2011 NSW Parliamentary Plein Air Photographic Prize with this image – “Blue Mountains Ash in Mist”:

My image below was awarded first prize in the 2014 Blackheath Art Society Easter Exhibition, the first time a photograph has been awarded first prize in one of their exhibitions.

  • Joined: April 2009


Mono Blue - closing soon

We’re down to the final 4 days of my Mono Blue photographic exhibition in Blackheath , Blue Mountains. The prints will be coming down on Friday afternoon 27 February /
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Mono Blue Exhibition

The Blue Mountains Heritage Centre (National Parks & Wildlife) at Govetts Leap in Blackheath, Blue Mountains, NSW will host an exhibition of my fine art black & white landscape prints in February 2015. The images were taken between 2006 and 2014 as I explored form, tone & texture in landscapes located in and around the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. / The exhibition will run fro…
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Blackheath Art Society 2014 Easter Exhibition

I received a wonderful surprise over the Easter long weekend when one of my entries was awarded first prize in the 2014 Blackheath Art Society Easter Exhibition. It was the first time a piece of photographic art had been awarded first prize in any of the Society’s exhibitions.
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Shoreline Exhibition - Geoff Smith

My exhibition of black&white fine art prints exploring form, shape and texture found during a stroll along the ocean shore is currently showing at: / Project Contemporary Artspace / 255 Keira St / Wollongong NSW 2500 / Wednesday 30 May to Sunday 10 June 2012 / (Weds-Fri 12noon to 6pm and Sat-Sun 11am to 4pm) / Opening night from 6pm Friday 1 June (wine & nibbles aplenty!)
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