Engaging with environmental issues and the documentary rhetoric, Smyth's work is distinctive for its considered attention to detail, often taking advantage of large format cameras. His way of working is productive of gripping abstract visualisations of industrial and consumer waste.
Gormley has consistently and voraciously taken photographs. It is this ever-increasing visual archive that Gormley thrives on now, his acute eye discovering the patterns and pertinences to which his lenses are consistently drawn. Often uninhabited, his imagery is nonetheless full of character; engaging with a backdrop dialogue between the utopian and dystopian.