Rodney Lewis Smith was a prominent American photographer, celebrated for his iconic and meticulously crafted photographs that combine portraiture and landscape. Using only film and light, Smith created enchanted worlds full of subtle contradictions and surprises. Smith’s magical images are instantly recognizable for the way they combine surrealism, style and humor.
His work has been seen everywhere, from the NY Times Magazine, Vanity Fair and Departures to Architectural Digest. Smith passed away unexpectedly at age 68, leaving behind a large archive of work now being discovered. His photography is collected by major museums, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, and by individuals around the world.
Publications of Smith’s work include Rodney Smith Photographs, In the Land of Light, The Hat Book, The Book of Books and The End.