Life As A Creative…

MerryGoRound

My Life as a creative.
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Love What I Do….

Woman having fun in Philadelphia.

Woman having fun in Philadelphia.

Ready for the Weekend..
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Summer In The City

 

#fun, #youth,#sexy,#talent,#photography, #women,#tourism,

#fun, #youth,#sexy,#talent,#photography, #women,#tourism,

Summer in the City.
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TGIF

TGIF

Such a beautiful day today, so much editing to do…
TGIF
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#summer, #fun, #beach, #photography, commercialphotography
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Be Open

 

Be open. You never know what might happen.

An unknown person reaches out, looking for a photographer to document the changes her body is going through. A picture of a bald woman is enclosed.

It does not take a lot of detective work to put a young person with a bald head and cancer together. The emails exchanged were not detailed. I was not sure what she wanted to do. But I was intrigued. What is her story?

At times I feel that I am a collector of stories. I meet people and I then create visual fictions based on their tales. Facts are just facts, but good fiction revels human truth.

We met on the corner of 11th and Callowhill. We talked for a few minutes, tossed her bike into the back of my van and set out to Fairmount Park. I knew I wanted to picture the contrast of her skin, with the green and the rock. I also knew that I wanted to abstract her story to make it more universal.  I knew that I was meeting a young woman who was proud, strong and very brave, yet living a life of complete uncertainty.

I know that this series is just a start. I don’t know yet, where these photographs will lead. But I know that I must always be open.

Sincerely,

Zave Smith

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Cancer

Transformation-2Lauren Was Starting Her Career In The Navy When A Tumor Transformed Her Life.  A new project by Zave Smith:  http://www.zavesmith.com/PERSONAL-PROJECTS:/Transformation-/1/

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TGIF

 

New Work Now On: http://www.zavesmith.com.  Come take a look.

Nothing Like a Friday in the Summer

Nothing Like a Friday in the Summer

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