While appearing on Season One of The X FACTOR, Brian Smith gave photo tips to and shot portraits of all ten finalists for the episode ‘One of Ten Voted Off.’ Smith’s iconic black & white celebrity portraits captured the faces of rising musical stars Melanie Amaro, Josh Krajcik, Chris Rene, Marcus Canty, Drew, Rachael Crow, Astro, Lakoda Rayne, LeRoy Bell and Stacy Francis.
The spotlight shines again on legendary burlesque dancers including Dixie Evans, Tempest Storm, Jeannine ‘The Eyefull Tower” France and Satan’s Angel shot on locations including the former Burlesque Hall of Fame in the California Desert. These photographs have appeared in magazines around the globe including Life magazine, Texas Monthly, American Photo and Maxim.
In the years since beginning his Burlesque project as a way to capture a fading art form, a funny thing happened. Burlesque didn’t fade away, it came back with a vengeance. This gallery of portraits of burlesque performers – young & old – has appeared been showcased in publications including American Photo, Photo District News and Professional Photography magazines.
There is nothing better for a portrait photographer than having a subject who is comfortable in their own skin. When Brian Smith was assigned to photograph Nudist Golfers for Sports Illustrated he found a group of subjects who clearly filled the bill. In addition to setting a world-record for most double entendres on a photo shoot, this series has racked up much acclaim including landing in Communication Arts Photography Annual.
Art & Soul features Brian Smith’s portraits of 123 artists from the entertainment industry photographed in partnership with The Creative Coalition through generous support from Sony. The portraits are accompanied by handwritten personal testimonials from each artist expressing the importance of the arts education in our culture and the positive impact the arts has on our lives. Art & Soul is available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Amazon UK
Visit Kathamdu and spend a few peaceful moments relaxing with portraits the Holi Men of Nepal and alongside photographs of their ancient temples. See why nothing is more energizing to a portrait photographer than making friends out of strangers and capturing their wonderful faces as a way to remember the good time spent together.
Instagram iPhone photography of my travels around the world. This gallery features my favorite Instagram images from my travel to Rajasthan, Delhi, Santorini, St Maarten, Athens and Istanbul through my favorite iPhone app. Come along for the ride.
Highlights of 30 years of celebrity portrait photography for magazines, advertising and corporate clients can be found in Brian Smith’s stock photography archives. Take a look to see if one of these images is what you need for your next project.