Nick Smith is a Swansea-based freelance writer and photographer whose work has appeared in hundreds of magazines, books and newspapers over the past three decades. Formerly editor of monthly magazines BBC Focus and Geographical, he has won a dozen journalism awards, including Magazine Editor of the Year. He is also a frequent contributor to Swansea’s Bay magazine.

Nick has a regular column in Outdoor Photography magazine and is author of six books, including the acclaimed Travels in the World of Books, described by Alexander McCall Smith as ‘a triumph’. His most recent book is A Camera in My Luggage, published in 2020.

Educated at Olchfa Comprehensive School Swansea and Balliol College Oxford, he is also a fellow of both the Royal Geographical Society in London and the Explorers Club in New York. His adventures have taken him to more than a hundred countries, as well as the North Pole and Antarctica.

Nick’s interests include playing the guitar and he was a founder member of Swansea’s legendary 1980s pop band No Flags Etc, that still features on CD compilations of the history of Welsh music.