Ryan Smith Plus


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Can a photographer see through many eyes?

I believe I can. I grew up on the mean streets of my sleepy 2-stoplight town of Mercersburg, PA. So, I see through the lens of local identity. Yet, when I was 20 I began a ten-year span of living all over the country, from Idaho to Texas, as well as traveling from Jamaica to Europe. Thus, I also see things with a well-traveled eye, and as a human who has opened himself to many cultures and mindsets.

Consequently, my approach and process as a photographer are at once multi-dimensional, latitudinal, and longitudinal. They are about exploration and enjoyment, about seeing people enjoy what I make, and about learning which lens each project or client requires me to look through. Each project is an opportunity to learn and explore - a new adventure.

My next adventure? Becoming a Dad!

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  1. Urban Forest Media
  3. Steve Cutts
  4. Ed David
  5. Andrew David Watson
  6. drury bynum
  7. Jonathan Chapman / JCP
  8. Sunday Paper
  9. Chris Abbas
  10. Matt Kazman
  11. WINTR
  12. Zander Hartung