Hello I’m Steve Smailes. I am a freelance photographer specialising in editorial, commercial, events and wedding photography. After graduating from the Media Production course in 2012 I stayed put in Lincoln and never left! The work was here and the base of contacts I’d built up while at university was paying dividends, so why leave? Now over 4 years on, my partner and I have bought a house with our dog Benny. I work under my own name for clients big and small, mostly in Lincolnshire. Most notably The Lincolnite and its sister publications Lincolnshire Business and Lincolnshire Reporter which is a large chunk of the work I do with my images seen by over 500,000 readers a month! I’ve also worked with the Lincolnshire Showground, Macmillan Cancer Support, Visit Lincoln, LIVES, Relentless Energy Drink and even the University of Lincoln itself.
I also find time to help out students in my own time. I’m part of the university’s mentoring scheme that links students with industry (at LSFM many mentors are working graduates) to offer advice on life after uni course work and business advice. LSFM Mentoring is a really rewarding scheme for both parties and my mentee Emily has got to come on a few jobs with me, which I hope was a real boost for her work experience. I often go for coffee chats with her, and also students from Lincoln College too and have given talks to level 3 students and local camera clubs. Continue reading →
Celebrate 10 years of business innovation with Sparkhouse.
Since opening Sparkhouse has supported more than 230 new businesses and has been recognised nationally as ‘leading edge’ for best practice. New creative, innovative and technology-based businesses of all kinds can rent office space, including graduate start-ups.The team behind Sparkhouse also offer workshops plus help and support for any students or staff who are thinking about setting up, or may already be running, a business.
An open day is taking place on Wednesday, 1st May with two sessions at 11am and 12.30pm.
So why not pop in to meet the team and find out what they can do for you? Refreshments will be available. If you are able to book a place in advance please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or you are welcome on the day.
“What Does Otto See?” Directed by Neil Baker (Electric Egg) has won Best UK Animated Short at the Cornwall International Film Festival.
Otto, a decrepit busking hobo, bashes out a jaunty tune on his toy piano to amuse passers by and hopefully earn him the odd coin. But on a pavement full of street maestros why would anyone spare a penny for old Otto?