VIDEO: Mickey Smith — Dark Side of the Lens

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“I never set out to become anything in particular, only to live creatively and push the scope of my experience for adventure and for passion… The raw brutal cold coastlands for the right waveriders to challenge – this is where my heart beats hardest…

Most folk don’t even know who we are, and what we do or how we do it, let alone what they pay us for it. I never want to take this for granted so I try to keep motivation simple, real, and positive… If I only scrape a living, at least it’s a living where I’m scraping…. If there’s no future in it, this is a present worth remembering.” — Mickey Smith

Dark Side of the Lens presents the art and inner voice of Irish surf photographer Mickey Smith.

Awards

Winner – Best Cinematography, Rhode Island International Film Festival, 2011

Winner – Action Sports Category, Vimeo Awards 2012

Winner – G-Raid Driven Creativity award – Professional Category

Winner – Best Cinematography, 5Point Film Festival 2011

Winner – Grand Prize – Chamonix Film Festival 2011

Winner – Best short – New York Surf Film Festival 2011

Winner – Digital short of the Year, Surfer Poll

Winner – Relentless Short Stories 2011

Winner – Amstel Surf Film Festival, Peoples Choice award

Winner – Best short, Sheffield Adventure Film Festival

Winner – Best International Short, Canadian Surf Film Festival

Winner – Best Short, Waimea Ocean Film Festival


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