Palmerston North–based photographer Rachael Smith claims that she isn’t comfortable photographing people; in fact, it terrifies her. Her preference for shooting inanimate objects, with a focus on architecture, combined with her passion for travel has resulted in an impressive body of work. She says that she’s drawn to “patterns and sets and lines; the way a shadow might be falling; reflections.”
In D-Photo issue 88 we talk to Rachael about her most recent travels with her family in tow and find out more about her approach to photography.
Rachael’s travel and landscape photography has earned her many national awards, and, more recently, a place in the top 50 of 2018’s Epson Pano Awards, with her image A soaring station in Reggio Emilia, Italy.
The Epson Pano Awards is the largest competition for panoramic photography. Last year, more than 74 countries were represented and 4937 images total were entered. Take a look at the highlights of the awards here.