Nick Smith

Lord of the Lens


One of those few people who are actually from Atlanta, I grew up with a perfect combination of city and country. When not capturing incredible footage for Friendly Human, I take every chance I get to escape into the outdoors. I love all sorts of adventures, and the wilder the better. Recently, I went to South Africa to film the Rhino Man Documentary and encountered hostile poachers, flew a drone over the Indian Ocean and even “cuddled” a baby black rhino. Life truly is about the journey and not the destination. My background in commercial photography makes me want to capture people’s stories in the best light and settings possible. I love genuine, emotional human stories, and this is definitely the place for me.

Favorite Quote

“Enlightenment isn't found with a full stomach, or on a soft pillow.”

– Conrad Anker

Fun Facts

1. Incredible juggler
2. Lived in Ireland for 3 years
3. An avid backpacker and hiker