The Canada Monochrome portfolio is his first series of work capturing the Canadian landscape in 8×10 in black and white film. This new medium has revealed a new facet of his creative vision. Smid says:
“Working in black & white has allowed me to seek out the abstract shapes and textures of the natural world that oftentimes lay hidden from view or from direct coloured light. I can now see the Canadian landscape in a different way, not only being able to capture its converging moods, but to render its sheer, raw textured form on film – its true nature.”
Photographs in this portfolio are available as limited edition, hand-printed silver gelatin prints, mounted on acid-free matt board and selenium toned to extend their lifespan to over 200 years. Each photograph is signed and numbered by the artist and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.