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Month: March 2012

Year of the Album Cover...

March 30, 2012

ALready? yeah and it’s only March! – i have had the honor of working and CREATING new and exciting images for so many musicians over the years and i always love when we collaborate on a cover. If it’s for CD or especially vinyl, the gears start rolling and the creative synapse begin firing – it’s really hard to think of or do anything else productive but to imagine how the final product will look and how it will happen.

I just recently shot 4 artists who will be using the images for covers, and the first one is out…

Debbie Davis – “It’s not the Years its the Miles” –

The cool thing about this image is that we both came up with this from the ground up. The airplane belongs to Red Lerille, one of the greatest men alive, friend of my grandfather (Paul Fournet RIP) – my father, and family. The hanger is in Lafayette, near the site of my grandfathers airport (FBO) he started in the 50’s. This is a very special image to me because of him and i thank Debbie for creatively getting us there.

MARCH NEWS Zack Smith Photography

March 20, 2012


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Great news during this month of March – alot happening for Zack Smith Photography

* Gallery Orange & ZSP *
I am proud to announce that i have begun to work with Tracy Gielbert and Gallery Orange and they will be representing my fine art photography in New Orleans and beyond. Please check out their site, i am honored to be in their current roster of fresh, vibrant, exciting artists. Go say hi to them at their gallery at 819 Royal. Gallery Orange has already made my exhibit at The Three Muses look so much better! go eat and drink!

* TREME AUCTION ITEM *
I will have a limited edition framed print of John Boutte‘ (nola singer, wrote them for Season 1 Treme on HBO) in the auction for the Treme Fundraiser, My Darlin’ New Orleans to benefit Roots of Music and the Musician’s Clinic, and Sweet Home New Orleans.

* Zack Smith Photography branding project *
I am very excited about the creation of my new brand, complete with new logo and outlook. I am working very closely with my old pal and talented creative Tom Williams. Stay tuned….

Zack Smith panelist for Loyola University's Visual Entrepreneurship conference

March 9, 2012

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Honored to be a panelist for Loyola University’s Visual Entrepreneurship panel during The Artistic Entrepreneur conference on March 23rd. Check it out…

Loyola University New Orleans’s Career Development Center and the College of Music and Fine Arts in partnership with the Arts Council of New Orleans present:

THE ARTISTIC ENTREPRENEUR
March 23, 2012
1-4 PM

Come hear from some of the brightest entrepreneurial minds in the arts and entertainment industries of New Orleans to learn how you can launch your career in the arts.

2:00-2:45 A) Visual Entrepreneurship: a panel discussion that will explore the ways visual artists can use their skills as an asset in any start-up venture (arts or non-arts related) and how they can view their individual careers as entrepreneurial start-ups.

Moderator: Nancy Bernardo, Professor of Graphic Design
Panelist 1: Zack Smith, local independent photographer and musician
Panelist 2: Jim Gabour, Artist in Residence, Extraordinary Professor of Video Technology
Panelist 3: Myesha Francis, local artist and founder of the M. Francis Gallery
Panelist 4: Dan Walter, Associate at Stone Pigman with experience in gallery management

Zacks back at Projections...

March 7, 2012

I am honored to be given the change to curate the inspiring MERGED Music Series for this coming Monday, March 12th. My friend, and local music innovator around town, Justin Peake started this series and allows locals to collaborate and curate their own evening of genre pushing creativity. The series is at the Dragons Den on Esplanade.

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FROM PRESS RELEASE:

Zack Smith (New Orleans photographer, drummer/Rotary Downs andSunrise:Sunset) is curating the March 12th “Merged Music Series” at the Dragons Den hosted by Justin Peake and will be having Justin Peake (laptop/drums), Simon Lott (drums), and Chris Alford play live music, unrehearsed to a series of originally edited, shot, and found projections of footage he has put together. Zack has created custom visuals and done live projections like this for The Other Planets, I Octopus, Soul Sister, War Amps, and A Living Soundtrack and Metronome the City over the last 5 years. It is something he loves to do and offers some amazing, never to be done again, live visual and memorable moments.

Zack Smith

attached – Music Videos for The Other Planets and Scrambler Seequill i conceived and shot.

“The Date” by The Other Planets – http://vimeo.com/17146940
“Walking Porno Zombies” by The Other Planets – http://www.myspace.com/video/the-other-planets/walking-porno-zombies-part-2/1847683
“Zeitfright” by Scrambler Seequill – http://vimeo.com/10777435

Zack Smith in New Orleans Living, Feb 2012

March 6, 2012

I want to thank the folks at New Orleans Living Magazine for doing such a nice piece on my and my current photography around town. If you have a second read about it here: http://www.livingneworleans.com/New-Orleans-Living-Feb2012/

There’s a photo of local favorite, drummer, Uncle Lionel from the Treme Brass Band in there and my fellow Lafayette do-gooders GIVERS

Thanks New Orleans Living. Next Tuesday, more news on the Zack Smith Photography front. Please LIKE my FB page and visit my website!

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