One of my favourite photographers of all times is Rodney Smith. He shoots only film and he never uses special effects. There is something whimsical in his photographs, there is movement even when his models are not moving, there is reality even in his most surreal photographs.
What I find extraordinary about him is that, although he always wanted to be a photographer, he chose to study English Literature, Religious Studies and Theology. In one of his interviews Smith said "I absolutely knew I wanted to be a photographer, but I didn't feel that studying in an art school or a photography department full time was the way to address the issues that were interesting to me - so I sort of entwined the two".
Rodney Smith is not just a photographer. He is a visionary, a creator, a perfectionist, he is an artist. His attention to detail is remarkable and evident on every picture he takes and I absolutely adore all of them!!
Do you have a favourite artist? I would love to hear about them!
Have a great weekend everyone!
Photos from Rodney Smith