I am closing in on 10 years of running my website bsmitty.com! It has been such a great experience and have learned so much about the creative process.
I have evolved into making most of my photographic journeys into a joint project where I now also capture video footage to make short films. This has changed the way I approach photographing so much, it forces me to slow down and pay attention.
My most important work is my most viewed video on youtube! I wanted to propose to my girlfriend and I knew I wanted to capture it... 'to the moon and not back'
producing photographs and films is a huge passion of mine. I want to thank EVERYONE who has taken the time to check out my website, watched a film, or simply looked at one of my photographs.
This gofundme is not about making money to throw in a bank account, my website work is non-paid work and EVERY donation will be put back into production whether it is upgrading items, adding new gear, hard drive space, etc.
Oh yeah and replace broken gear (most recently 'to the moon and not back' the light stand fell over and broke off the mount. Luckily it did not ruin my surprise to her.)
The dollar figure is an arbitrary one. Anything helps me continue to do what I love to do!
Thank you so much for taking the time to check this out! Lurk bsmitty.com hard. Always.
Kelley Deal, Mike Montgomery, Kristian Svitak