Charlie Smith was born and educated in England and attended Central St. Martins Art School where I obtained a BA Hons degree in Graphic Design.  For eighteen years I worked as an art director for some of London’s leading  advertising agencies and held the position of Head of Art and Creative Director.

In 2002 my family and I emigrated to New Zealand and I followed my passion for photography. Much of my commercial work has centred around food. I have always been drawn to the sea and this is the subject for a lot of my personal work.