Kenny Smith is an internationally acclaimed lifestyle and portrait photographer working primarily in advertising.
His work has been shortlisted at the Cannes Lions and featured in Luerzers Archive, New York Festivals, Adobe’s Behance, and Austrlalia’s Head On Portrait festival. Industry accolades include winning 2 American Advertising Awards (ADDYs) in 2020, Inclusion in 2020’s THE WORK by Campaign Brief, which notes all the best advertising work in Asia and Oceania, as well as numerous Australian advertising industry awards.
In 2018 Kenny wrote, shot, and directed a personal short-film Tennessee: Portrait of an Australian Farmer. The film made Official Selection at the following film festivals:
Auckland Film Festival
IndiFest USA
Seal Beach Film Festival
Sydney Lift Off Film Festival
Byron Bay Film Festival
 Kenny is drawn to people, experiences and feelings. He prefers an authentic approach with a human element to his storytelling, and enjoys shooting emotive, real scenes of life and people in a refined and highly produced way.

2020 American Advertising Awards (ADDYs) 2 x Gold
The Work 2020 by Campaign Brief
Cannes Lions 2013 shortlist (Outdoor)
New York Festivals 2013 Advertising Awards
Luerzers Archive 2012
The Served by Adobe’s Behance: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
2011 Brisbane Advertising & Design Club – Finalist
2011 Automotive Photography Awards – Finalist
2012 Creative Asia Awards – Bronze
2012 International Loupe Awards (Portrait) – Silver
2012 International Loupe Awards (Portrait) – Bronze
2012 International Loupe Awards (Advertising) – 2 x Bronze
2012 Brisbane Advertising & Design Club – Gold and 2 x Silver (Print Media)
2013 International Photography Awards: (Advertising, Lifestyle) 5 x Honorable Mentions
2013 International Loupe Awards (Advertising, Conceptual, Portrait, Photojournalistic)
– 6 x Bronze
2014 Brisbane Advertising & Design Club – Gold and 2 Silver
2014 International Loupe Awards (Advertising) – Silver and 2 x Bronze
2015 Brisbane Advertising & Design Club – Gold and 1 Bronze
2016 Brisbane Advertising & Design Club – Gold
2017 Brisbane Advertising & Design Club – Silver and Bronze