He barely makes a living doing what he loves. but boy, what a living he’s made.
Mickey Smith doesn’t make much as a surf photographer, but then again, he was never in it for the money.
‘Dark side of the Lens’ offers a surreal, ethereal, passionate and personal glimpse into the life and motivations of an ocean based photographer – working on a magical, yet isolated, frozen and dangerous stretch of the Irish coastline.
The story of the photographer is a tale seldom told. Through poignant and poetic narrative, the film eventually transcends itself as an abstract reflection of one photographer’s ideals, to become a voice for the art form.
Sayyad Mohd Saleem is a proud geek, amateur web developer/coder, freelance writer, movie buff and a tech enthusiast, who is ardent to learn more about the technology that surrounds us. When he finds something fascinating and exciting, he shares it on this website. When not wrangling with work, you can find him writing here.