My interest in photography began when a car caught fire and my immediate response was to grab a camera. This was the front page of the Guernsey Press, big news on the island!

I have since worked on worldwide stories on national newspapers and magazines in France Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Somalia, the former Yugoslavia, Egypt, Israel, Gaza, West Bank.

I now prefer to decorate the pages of interior magazines and works on film sets, which is a different challenge and altogether calmer experience.

Gavin Smith