London-based still life photographer Dan Tobin Smith is at the forefront of his medium. Smith shoots ad campaigns for the likes of Coca-Cola, Nike and Visa, and is a photographic contributor for Wallpaper Magazine. His elaborate and intricately designed sets caught the eye of rap star and multi-media magnet Jay-Z, who tapped the still life photographer to shoot the cover and album art for his latest album The Blueprint 3.
Implications - Being tapped by hip-hop heavyweight Jay-Z to do ANYTHING is an honor, and when you view Dan Tobin Smith's gallery you will understand how he got to that level. His cover for the Blueprint 3 was one of the most effective ways Jay-Z established an upscale mood for the classic album, which has gone on to reach Platinum status in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom.