Outerfocus 35 - Ben Smith (Robert Capa)

“If your pictures aren't good enough, you aren't close enough.” - Robert Capa

Falling Soldier, Spain - 1936 Robert Capa

Falling Soldier, Spain - 1936 Robert Capa

This week we are joined by, Ben Smith. Some of you may know Ben from the Small Voice Podcast, which is very excellent in its own right, but he’s also a documentary, portrait and lifestyle photographer shooting commercial work, editorial commissions and long-term personal projects. He has been commissioned by the likes of, The Sunday Times, Time Out, Marie Claire, Melody Maker and a number of corporate brand such as, Glaxo SmithKline and EMI music. 

We talk to Ben about his photography career, his podcast, and what he’s working on now. This was an insightful and interesting conversation. It’s about persistence, failure and just getting on with it!

© Ben Smith

We very much hope that you enjoy this episode. 

Out historical photographer is, Robert Capa. War photographer, founding member of Magnum and all round charismatic hero. A bit of a James Bond character……with a camera. 

Ben’s Links:


A Small Voice Podcast

Ian’s Links:



Ian Weldon - Photography Education

Bradley’s Links:





Music - James William Nicholson

Peace out!

See you in two weeks.

Ian & Bradley