…first, a little about me..
“Street corners. Parking lots. My backyard. Your backyard. Under a banana canopy; photographs of strangers and friends made during times strong, times intimate, that end in times of familiarity and comfort. These photographs are just the start of a long relationship.” – Zack Smith
Over the last 10 years, I have been documenting the social landscape and the faces and personalities that surround me. From my street dwelling neighbors during my squatting days in Montana, close friends during backyard parties and portrait sessions, and folks passing in front of my lens; I have captured a wide cross section of randomness and familiarity through my portraits.
My portrait work has been featured in national and local magazines including recently: URB, Rolling Stone, Alternative Press, Parenting, Relix, New Orleans Magazine, and Antigravity Magazine. The last 8 years have been spent working as a freelance photographer in New Orleans, as my client roster of musicians, actors, and bands grow.
“ None a Stranger” – Selected Works
On August 4, The Big Top Gallery in New Orleans will feature over 50 works by Zack Smith. Individual portraits and portrait installations featuring private moments with Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, bassist Cassandra Faulconer, writer Callen Cotten, and excerpts from his many portrait projects currently underway.
The show will open August 4th at 6pm, with a reception with the artist, and many, many, musical guests. The show runs through August 30.
**If you would like to contact Zack for press or an interview, please call: 504-251-7745**
HIGH SIERRA: – I will be setting up a portrait shoot at Camp Harry this year at High Sierra Music Festival on Saturday and Sunday, July 7/8. Ask around, come by and say hi, hang, make some pictures.