WHO ARE YOU?
I am a misfit who loves what I do and I want to share my madness with awesome couples. My two favourite films are Monty Python’s The Holy Grail and Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel. I spend an odd amount of time reading articles on space. I enjoy making ‘brinner’ which is a breakfast meal for dinner and I live for portmanteaus. I am a wedding photographer based in south east London. My name? That’s Liam. I’m recently married and continued my love of combining words to make Smith-Bailey. In my spare time I make odd creations out of photographic paper and fully indulge in my past love of darkroom experimentation. Anything and everything experimental I find fascinating and am always exploring new ways of image making. Tintypes, photograms, chemigrams, cyanotypes have all been experimented with in order to make new pieces. I never display them, they just make me happy.
This is a Lumen print:
It is made by placing organic objects onto light sensitive paper and leaving it for a period of months in the sunshine. The UV rays from the sun make it change colour, it’s actually black and white paper. Science is fun.
I married my childhood sweetheart in December 2016 and have never been happier. Marriage is a wonderful thing, I thoroughly recommend it. The idea of wedding photography has warped massively in the last ten years. I can show you how good it can be. Not every wedding takes place in a mansion, castle or space ship. But that’s cool, because what makes a wedding is the people. If you’re cool, crazy and like to hip hop, bee bop yo yo make a wicked cup of cocoa, then we should meet.