Rob Jones
*The featured photo is of the Our Lady of Penrhys statue
Tony Smith who was born in Eastbourne, Sussex but has lived in Tonypandy for 40 years. Tony has been a well known local car mechanic but at the same time, he has developed a long-term love of photography. About five years ago Tony became interested in Urban Xploring and he travelled around the country visiting abandoned houses, factories, churches and other buildings. The Rhondda resident also got interested in taking night photos as well as shots of his beloved automobiles. The obvious skills developed as Tony joined the Phoenix Ffhoto Group – and, as a race car and bike official he gets access to privileged places that enhance his collection and that has also resulted in action shots of musicians.
Tony currently has an exhibition on at Tonypandy Library (01443 432251) until December 6th; and prints can be bought at the end of the exhibition. Please make a contact for prices on 07787 398614 or email:
To view a selection of images go to Facebook page found @ or go to
NB The Phoenix Ffhoto Group meet on Wednesday evenings, 7 to 9pm at St Johns Church Hall. Ton Pentre and new members can attend. There is a display of other members work on at Treorchy Library (01443 773204) until the end of November.