The Visual Blog

A recent portrait of well-known fantasy writer Cassandra Clare.

I enjoyed the opportunity to do some storm chasing and video/time-lapse work for CNN.

I recently had the opportunity to make some portraits of Douglas Trumbull in his studio in the Berkshires. Trumbull is a legend in special effects in Hollywood. One of the great things about portrait assignment work is the opportunity to meet and learn from new and interesting people. I love my job!  Steven G. Smith, Photographer

To most people, Bowman, North Dakota, might seem like the middle of nowhere. I have never liked that phrase, as every place I have been to has meant a lot to the people who live there. Ashley Andrews was no exception; she was willing to address her struggle with cancer publicly. Andrews was crowned Miss Rodeo America. I felt fortunate to get to meet her and to be able to take her portrait.  Steven G. Smith, Photographer

Sports assignment work seems like a dream job for most photographers. I'm not going to lie; it's a pretty good gig. The above photographs are from X-Games in Aspen, Colorado.          Steven G. Smith, Photographer

Snowmobiling has never been my strong point, but on this trip into the Bighorn Mountains of Wyoming, I got a lot of practice in some deep snow conditions. The Bighorn Mountains is a beautiful location, and it had the perfect conditions for snowmachines.

                                                                                      Steven G. Smith, Photographer

Wildfires in the west have become all too familiar. This particular fire was in Los Alamos, New Mexico, and burned over 48,000 acres. When I arrived on the scene, the fire was so warm that it completely enveloped the first row of homes bordering the forest. My Nikon camera became so hot that the glue holding the grip onto the camera loosened and came unhinged. This might have been my hottest assignment ever!

                                                                                    Steven G. Smith, Photographer

 

“I don’t want it to be too literal: I want a certain degree of ambiguity, just the edge of confusion,” says Richard Nonas of his art. In Mass MoCA’s hangar-size Building 5, a 300-foot swath of old railroad ties gently curves across the worn concrete floor. Sunlight streams through the rows of windows lining the brick walls of the former factory, projecting bands of light down the building’s length that mirror, and engage with, the stretch of track — a crossroads of the natural world and the humanmade.

 

“I work on the edge between nature and culture,” says sculptor Richard Nonas, walking through the cavernous gallery, “between space and place. What we think of as culture is simply assigning human meaning to those things that don’t start out having it. The place is the physical world, filled with human meaning.

 

For the rest of the story see the link below.

Photos by Steven G. Smith

Boston Globe

 

https://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/theater-art/2016/02/21/sculptor-nonas-mingles-nature-and-culture-mass-moca/bC7qjh2lwEDq7pF76OfIjJ/story.html#comments

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