Anson Smart
Anson Smart


Shooting subjects as diverse as portraits, interiors and still-life means that no two days are the same for Anson Smart.

The Sydney-based photographer divides his time between editorial assignments for magazines including Belle and Harpers Bazaar, and advertising with recent clients including Johnny Walker, Ikea and Heineken.

But that's exactly the way he likes it. "I love the variety," Smart says. "It's all about using light to bring beauty to the everyday".


It was while watching top gun as a teenager, I decided I wanted to be a pilot.

I wanted to travel the world and have a glamorous life.

But soon after completing an aviation science degree,flying and wearing a uniform a band and surfed my local reef break for a few years then decamped to San Francisco where I lived in the Mission District, waited tables and discovered my passion for photography.

After studying at San Francisco”s College of Fine Arts, I returned to Australia to begin my photography career in Sydney.

Fast-forward 12 years and I”m fortunate to be kept busy shooting the things I love, I get to travel the world shooting magazine and advertising jobs, photograph and eat some of the tastiest food prepared by some of the world “s best chefs, meet and plus peek inside some amazing homes and hotels.

I love the variety that lifestyle photography brings. But whatever I”m shooting, I like to give it a mood or an emotion. The aim is to make the images modern and relaxed yet timeless.

And when I”m not on the road with a camera,life at home in Sydney can feel pretty amazing and hectic with my wife Jody and my three little girls Scarlett, Roxie and Olive.

Smart’s work includes:


Donna Hay Magazine, Australian Gourmet Traveller, Vogue Living, Martha Stewart Living, Instyle, The Australian Women”s Weekly, Belle, House and Garden, InsideOut Magazine, the Sydney Magazine, Good Weekend, UK ELLE Decoration, US Town and Country, Food & Wine,Bon Appetite, Conde Nast Traveller UK and USA.


Apple, Williams Sonoma, West Elm, Sheridan, American Airlines, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Qantas, McDonalds, Voyages, Crown, Star, P&O, Princess Cruises, Art Series Hotel, Burbury Hotel, Naide Resorts and Spas, Westfield, Woolworths, Dinosaur Designs, Kohls and The Food Network, Royal Doulton, Wedgewood, Molori Hotel Groups, La Mamounia, SBS Television, Johnny Walker, Country Road, American Express, Tourism Australia, Tourism Tasmania and Tourism NSW.


Tasting India by Christine Manfield, The Art of Pasta by Lucio Galletto, Food for Friends by Guillaume Brahimi, Quay by Peter Gilmour, Fire by Christine Manfield (Penguin Books); Pier (Murdoch Books); My Table, My Grill and My Party by Pete Evans (Murdoch Books), Sardinian Cookbook by Giovanni Pilu (Penguin Books), Recipes for a Good Time (Murdoch Books), Luke Mangan Food (Hardie Grant Books).


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