Ohio contemplative photographer, David L. Smith, traces the steps in the development of his aesthetic journey.
The first (and smaller) section of the book combines text and black and white photos to tell the story of his introduction to photography and how his experiences as photo technician, color printer, filmmaker, television producer and media educator contributed to his aesthetic development.
The greater part of the book is a portfolio of his milestone images presented in chronological order. Text on the opposing pages describes the context in which the images were made, particularly their contribution to his quest.
David L. Smith is Emeritus Professor of Communication and former director of the Television Center at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. His undergraduate degrees include Broadcasting (University of Cincinnati) and Professional Photography (Rochester Institute of Technology). His graduate degree in Communications Anthropology is from the University of Cincinnati. Before his tenure at Xavier University Mr. Smith was employed by Eastman Kodak Company (Rochester, NY), K&S Films Incorporated, Taft Broadcasting Company (WKRC-TV), Scripps-Howard Broadcasting (WCPO-TV) and Kent State University where he was production manager for the local PBS station. His photographs have been exhibited and published in special interest magazines. His work was featured in the March, 2002 issue of Lenswork.
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