SAM SMITH
N.Y.C., New York - United States



Original Artworks (4)

Sam Smith; Scriptures Of Corinth, 2006, Original Photography Color, 46 x 41 cm. Artwork description: 241 Beside the opposing contrast, of that which is organic and free- flowing as to that which is precisely contrived and highly structured, ideas of:' we the people' ,' democracy' and language are also at work here. While thinking of the ancient Greek civilization of Corinth, the craddle of ...
Sam Smith
Original Color Photograph, 2006
46 x 41 cm (18.1 x 16.1 inches)
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Sam Smith; Buddhas Boat, 2005, Original Photography Color, 46 x 26 cm. Artwork description: 241 A Buddhist temple in the mountains of Nimbo, China, it was a perfect candidate for the series' Synergies of Confluence' . The aspect of a floating peak of the temple is quite similar to the headware worn by the priests. Other than fundamental cropping, duplication and color correction ...
Sam Smith
Original Color Photograph, 2005
46 x 26 cm (18.1 x 10.2 inches)
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Sam Smith; Docking Of Starship Empire, 2005, Original Photography Color, 46 x 43 cm. Artwork description: 241 A portrait of the Empire State building, this is one of the first in the' Synergies of Confluence' series, this work turned me on as to the pictorial and perspective possibilities of this remarkably simplistic technique. Other than fundamental photo controls: color correction, cropping, replication and a ...
Sam Smith
Original Color Photograph, 2005
46 x 43 cm (18.1 x 16.9 inches)
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Sam Smith; Crown Of Africa, 1970, Original Photography Black and White, 29 x 40 cm. Artwork description: 241 This work considers the oft underestimated power and influence of the women in African societies, where sovereignty of the crown ( usually afforded the male) is of the highest order. Due to the lighting, the specific identity of the sitter is hidden, thereby rendering her as a symbol, ...
Sam Smith
Original Black and White Photograph, 1970
29 x 40 cm (11.4 x 15.7 inches)
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Artist Statement

Art is the process through which I may find personal expression, life on the other side of the lens but the palette from which I gain insight. The kind of insight used to uncover that part of myself which lie nine tenths below the surface…the sub conscious. Every particle that become conscious is an additional tool for further, and more insightful, investigations. If the results of this effort aesthetically resinate and are thoughtful, these works may even have value for others. Thanx for listening…now creatively look.

I've been living/working in the E. Village of N.Y.C. for some 20+ yrs., am currently producing a series of foto-works, 'Synergies of Confluence', an architecturally inspired vision. Having sucessfully survived my adolescence in Batimore, MD, where I received a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art, 70. Graphic design/fotography are the media which are primary to my efforts, though I engage drawing from time to time. Came to N.Y.C. (77) to live, work & further photographic studies at the International Center of Photography. Later I began a two and a half yr. sojourn at the Art Students League, focusing on anatomy and life drawing. After realizing the digital gap had to be bridged, I became digitized at the School of Visual Arts, N.Y.C. Foto-works taken into the permanent collections at the New York Public Library - Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and the Museum of The History of Photography - Krakow, Poland.
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