Mickey Smith presents one of the most captivating short stories in recent memory. This film documents how the expat surf photographer spends his life behind the lens in the Irish sea...

DARK SIDE OF THE LENS from Astray Films on Vimeo.

Taken from Surfer Magazine:
Relentless Energy’s Short Stories competition charged artists with illustrating the company’s slogan, “No Half Measures.” Smith is the epitome of full force. The 30-year-old, who currently resides near Lahinch, Ireland, tackled the formidable task of auto-examination with his film Dark Side of the Lens. Dark Side was originally supposed to represent the voices of surf photographers as a group, he says, but it wound up being more personal than that. “It is really hard to make an honest film that examines yourself and your life without being biased or feeling like an idiot when you watch it or listen back,” Smith says. “It was a challenge, to say the least.”