Photographer, artist. The member of the creative unions and associations in Russia.
He was born in 1966 in Kazan. He was fond of photography since 10 years. Graduated from the department of «Photojournalism» of Absentia national university of arts at the Union of Journalists of the USSR. He mastered the hand-colored print, photo-graphics and silk-screen decoration. Kazan photographers, members of the group «TASMA» had a great influence on the works of Gennady Smirnov.
Since 1994, he devoted himself entirely to photography.
Smirnov collaborated with magazines, publishing houses, advertising and modeling agencies, took photos of theatrical performances. In 1999-2000, he participated in the activities and exhibitions of the «Guild of advertising photographers of Russia».
Since 2009, he uses of alternative and vintage (XIX century) techniques of art photography and photo printing.
His photos are hold in Russian and foreign private collections and in Russian Museum in St. Petersburg.