Robin Smithett

Robin Smithett

18 November 2013

We are saddened to report the death of waterways photographer Robin Smithett, who passed away on Friday 15th November.  Interested in a variety of modes of transport including steam trains and hot air balloons, in the mid 1980s Robin began to photograph waterways, his interest caught by the aesthetics of brightly coloured boats and picturesque scenery.  He was a member of The Guild of Waterway Artists, providing high quality photos for the waterways press, and had a particular affection for Hotel Boats, which led to his book 'Precious Cargo', published in 2000 and widely acclaimed as their definitive history.

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