Ryder's portrait of me from our fun day in the woods! I asked him when we were home if he wanted to go take pictures at the park in the woods (his 3rd birthday is 8/31) and he has seen my big messenger bag many times but at his more curious age he wanted to see what was in it and wanted to bring his little Fuji ax560 which I got for him when he wasn't even a year old yet. So he put that in the bag and off we went... I was thinking on our way there that getting photos was not happening since 3 year olds change there minds on things abruptly but surprisingly he was really into it and had a great time, we took a break from walking around and played inside the park building that has toys and what not. Afterwards on our way down the trail back to the parking lot I asked him if he wanted to use his camera at all and was really excited to shoot with it! This is the first time he really understood how taking a photo works (he used to point the lens at himself, which was super cute) and I was so so so proud of him and loved his smiling reaction.
I've maintained the same style of a simple blog since I started one in 2006. After some talks and thought I will be transforming bsmitty.com into everything that is bsmitty. This will be the all access location for my creative process and works and I am so excited to release work that is new, old, never before seen, and upcoming projects. Also random posts of things that I want to share with you!
If you follow me on various social media platforms you may see some things again as I backpedal for a bit to catch this blog up to how I want. I'll keep those posts fresh with some new info or extra photos!
Lurk hard and share this with your worst enemy.
I have a book series coming out featuring 10 years of bsmitty.com with a special early release for the 1st book available this holiday season. Many prints will soon be available as well!
From the vault by special birthday request: Jeff Smeff pole jam
Award-Winning Documentary Film “Frame By Frame” coming to Regal Cinema at Crocker Park in Westlake, Ohio
Four Afghan Photojournalists Navigate A Fledgling And Dangerous Media Landscape To Capture The Truth
– Local resident, Brian bsmitty Smith (@bsmittydotcom) leads special screening of an award-winning documentary film, FRAME BY FRAME, toRegal Cinema Crocker Park on September 14th at 7:30pm
. The film had its world premiere at SXSW in March 2015 and international premiere at Hot Docs Film Festival where it was selected a Top 10 Audience Favorite out of more than 220 films.
Watch the trailer here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6dkvb4_ZlQ
Special event screening tickets for Crocker Park Regal Cinema are available now by clicking here:
. The screening is a result of bsmitty using Gathr® Theatrical On Demand®, a platform that allows individuals to bring films they want to see right to their own local theater.
"This is a unique opportunity for everyone to see creativity at its core." - bsmitty
Set in a modern Afghanistan bursting with color, FRAME BY FRAME follows four Afghan photojournalists navigating a dangerous media landscape as they reframe Afghanistan for the world, and for themselves. Following the US invasion in response to 9/11, the Taliban regime toppled and along with it, the media blackout. In its wake, a fledgling free press emerged and a photography revolution was born. Through cinema vérité, powerful photojournalism, and never-before-seen footage shot in secret during the Taliban regime, FRAME BY FRAME connects audiences with four humans in the pursuit of the truth.
“Gathr is helping decentralize independent film distribution so that the power of seeing a film is in the hands of the audience,” said Co-Director Mo Scarpelli. “The theater is the best way to experience this side of Afghanistan that is rarely seen,” said the film’s Co-Director Alexandria Bombach.
Click here to reserve tickets:
For more information about this screening of the documentary film FRAME BY FRAME,
For press inquiries or other information, please visit: framebyframethefilm.com or
or Instagram/Twitter: @framebyframedoc
Ugh I did it! So many photographs were taken in the past month with not making time to go through them.. Until today... Over 9,000 photos!
ATTENTION FRIENDS! So I am working with a company for Regal Cinemas at Crocker Park in Westlake, Ohio for this documentary Frame by Frame to be screened Monday August 24th at 7:30pm and the theatre only needs to have 70 tickets reserved to show the film! Tickets are only $11.00 and have already started to sell. Lets all get together and watch this brilliant film at Crocker Park. Click this link to reserve your tickets! https://gathr.us/screening/12834
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2016 is the 10 year anniversary of bsmitty.com!
This is the original logo and I am beyond happy to bring it back to life
have you been following me on instagram @bsmittydotcom or on tumblr/twitter? If so you may have seen my 'From the vault' photographs... This has been the initial tease of what is coming..
A series of books will be released throughout 2016 with photographs you may have seen before and photographs you definitely HAVE NOT seen before! additionally a documentary film will be released on my youtube channel youtube.com/bsmitty
THANK YOU EVERYTHING FOR LURKING ME SO HARD THE PAST 10 YEARS!
Been photographing and filming a bunch the past week with Kristian Svitak for his pro model skateboard release for Street Plant Brand. I will be posting regularly again next week! Need to go through thousands of photos. Follow the insanity @bsmittydotcom