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Sport Plus Seventy

The first portrait of my new series, Sport over 70. If you know anyone who is 70 plus and would like a portrait, send them to me. Great Philly area for now. http://www.zavesmith.com #sport, #athlete #retired, #photography, #philadelphia,  

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Done

  Speech is finally done, maybe go out and play?? http://www.zavesmith.com

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Embrace the Sky

Enjoy! http://www.zavesmith.com

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Duets

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Reinterpretation

To view gallery: Reinterpretation She was my first love. I found her on the pages of “Life Magazine” and hanging from the walls of the Detroit Institute of Arts. She was small, rich in the colors of black and white. … Continue reading

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Downstairs

Enjoy! Zave Smith http://www.zavesmith.com

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Advice to a New Photographer

News Flash! The Photography Industry is not dead. It is not even dying. Good photographers, with good business and marketing skills are earning good money every day in every niche of this industry. It is not easy. It is not … Continue reading

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The Dressing Room

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The Dancer 2

Enjoy! Zave Smith

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Summer’s End

Enjoy! Sincerely, Zave Smith

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Great Joy

One of the great joys of being a photographer is the opportunity to work with really talented people.  For me this starts with my crew.  Deborah Holljes, Kelsey Tome, Keri Souser and Steve Boyle all bring their unique talents, hard … Continue reading

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New Boss

This is a formal portrait of the new boss:  Shot two weeks ago at Federal Hill in Baltimore, MD. 

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Rangerfinder

This months Rangerfinder Magazine had a wonderful article about me:  Here is the link:   http://www.rangefindermag.com/magazine/Nov07/160.pdf   Or click on the PDF file,   it will take a minute or two to come into view.   160.pdf   profile: Zave Smith … Continue reading

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I Just Got Good(er)

all material on this site are copy-written by Zave Smith (www.zavesmith.com) no usage or copying permitted.   Today I finished printing a new portfolio.  Looking over this new body of work a smile came over my face and for just … Continue reading

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Better Living Through Chemistry

  Once in a while a project becomes much larger, much more interesting and more difficult than you imagined when the layouts first come across your desk.  Recently we had such a project for a chemical company.  The creative brief … Continue reading

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Once In A While

 while we get to work on a campaign that is just so cool, so different, you just got to share it.  This campaign shot for Holton Teitelman And Gury is just such a campaign. Enjoy!        

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Twenty Kids, One Photographer

  All images on this blog are copyrighted by Zave Smith.  Do not use, copy, borrow or otherwise download. We will pursue any and all copyright violations    We are used to pulling rabbits out of hats, it is what … Continue reading

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I Am Not A Doctor

©2007-Zave Smith I am not a doctor like my brother, nor a teacher like my spouse. I have saved no one from hell nor created a web 2.0 business. I am just a photographer. I’m not even a hell bent … Continue reading

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Girl Accross The Street

©2007-Zave Smith Photography My studio is located in an industrial area in Philadelphia. Across the street an Asian man owns several food related businesses. This hard working man who barely speaks English also has his family living above the warehouses … Continue reading

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Late Winter

Sometimes it takes a while to fall in love with a shoot. This one I did around two months ago. ©2007-Zave Smith Photography

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The Best Chef

©2007-Zave Smith Photography There are times when it requires large team to put together a shot. Many of the commercial jobs that we produce can require: A producer, clothing stylist, set stylist, hair and make up stylists, models, props, locations, … Continue reading

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Philadelphia:

©2007-Zave Smith Photography Today’s fun. Thank you to all who helped.

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Miami

©2007-Zave Smith Photography Like most stock photographers, I am not a meeting guy. The idea of sitting around a conference table is enough to make me call up my dentist for an appointment. So it was with a bit of … Continue reading

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God is Just A Crazy Artist!

©2005-Zave Smith Photography When I was a child I used to think that God was a super parent, a supreme judge of the Supreme Court. I have concluded that God is just a crazy artist. Why else would this world … Continue reading

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TOMORROWS IMAGES

©2006-Zave Smith Photography Advertising photography is a floating world carried by the latest trends in cultural, politics and fashion. To survive on this river you need to know when to let the currents of popular culture carry you and when … Continue reading

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Let’s Grow!

©2005-Zave Smith Photography It’s the nature of this business – periods of insane work schedules and periods of insane quiet. The busy periods are easy to handle: you’re facing into the wind but with a clear sense of purpose pushing … Continue reading

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