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Shani Smith

Hidden Creatives: Shani Smith

Published: 24 November 2022
Filed under: Arts and culture

Hidden Creatives is a portrait exhibition which explores the creative diversity in the Blackhorse Lane Creative Enterprise Zone (CEZ) (Link to CEZ page). For this project photographer, Andy Donohoe was tasked with exploring the different corners of the district to find creatives which demonstrated the broad mix of practices and technical backgrounds. The images have been printed in large format and have been exhibited throughout the CEZ in public places. 

Shani Smith: Owner of Authentically You. Use google maps to find where the portrait is located

I launched Authentically You in Spring 2020 with the intention to encourage others to become their own healers and give you the tools you need to create a safe space at home to quieten the mind, and work on being the best version of you. 

It’s important to me to mindfully use ingredients that nature has given us. This is why I am committed to providing natural and organic products enriched with botanicals and essential oils to support your physical and emotional wellbeing. Free from synthetic fragrances, artificial colorants, parabens, petrochemicals, phthalates, sulphates, and mineral oils. All products are handmade by me in London in small batches to retain the ingredients' therapeutic properties and freshness. 

Blackhorse Lane is a great destination to source materials, equipment and meet other creatives. 

Where I work is very important to me. I thrive in environments where I can have new interactions and bounce ideas off others. This helps me feel inspired.