- Written by Roy Hammans
Edwin Smith, the photographer, produced quintessential images of English architecture, landscapes, gardens and interiors.
He described himself as
"an architect by training, a painter by inclination, and a photographer by necessity"
He considered his life to consist mainly of "going with the flow" and "co-operating with the inevitable".
Trained as an architect, he was also a prolific artist, producing countless drawings, watercolour and oil paintings, woodcuts and linocuts throughout his life. His photographs featured in books covering a wide range of subjects and places, often produced in partnership with his wife, the artist and author Olive Cook.