Dedicated to a Life in the Field.
Craig Smith is a New Zealand-born hunter, fisherman and internationally renowned artist.
He is a painter, sculptor, illustrator, cartoonist and cameraman, skilled in both still photography and video. Raised in New Zealand, Craig spent his childhood amongst the outdoors which has given him a passion for all things wild. After graduating with honours from the University of Canterbury School of Fine Arts, Craig travelled extensively overseas pursuing his fishing and hunting interests. Ultimately, this led him to become an artist in residence in Hawaii, Mexico, Australia and Papua New Guinea. Craig has also spent 20 years as the contributing artist for Blue Water Fishing Magazine as well providing works for a number of high-profile international publications.
Craig believes that being there is critical to portraying the essence of the adventure - which is why you'll always find him in the thick of the action!
In 2006, after 23 years living in Cairns, Australia - the black marlin capital of the world - he returned home with his young family to the rugged South Island of New Zealand to spend more time pursuing the hunting side of his profession.
Nowadays, Craig offers a completely unique service that combines the organisation of hunting and fishing expeditions, accompanying the adventurers in the field, capturing all aspects of the action on camera, then create a lasting memento in the form of a classic coffee table photobook, video production, a magnificent canvas painting or a bronze sculpture.
A rare shot of Craig in front of the camera, capturing a Red Stag hunt in the high country of Canterbury, New Zealand.