Ask a photographer to explain what it is they do and they'll likely respond with a sort of abstract poetry. This is not a bad thing, because while there's a whole technical side to photography that's easily explainable, it's rarely the point.
Australian photographer Amanda Austin is one of the talented go-tos at Smith. From first-time dads to the geography of hands, Austin has a singular eye for capturing the hidden character of her subjects – the whole contained within the part.
When every piece of technology we own seems to have a camera in-built, the static image has become universal, instantaneous, weightless. A photography experiment from Belfast seeks an antidote to all that.
In volume four we get to grips with Myoung Ho Lee's haunting and magical Tree series, strangely compelling photos of isolated trees against a white fabric background in the stark, beautiful South Korean countryside.