Brian Smith

Miami photographer Brian Smith is the luckiest guy on the planet. He won a Pulitzer Prize at 25, he's told Bill Gates exactly what to do for an entire hour, appeared on The X Factor, exhibited at the Library of Congress, dined with the President and 3,000 of their closest friends, shared cupcakes with Anne Hathaway, gotten drunk with George Clooney and married the most beautiful woman he ever laid eyes on...

ASMP Q&A with Brian Smith

Q&A with Brian Smith President of Editorial Photographers Excerpted from “The Art and Commerce of Magazine Photography” Presented to ASMP Washington DC on September 11, 2007 Q: Years ago Greg Heisler was quoted in PDN as saying “I think you will find that most of the magazine assignments are given to friends of the photo …

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Art and Commerce of Editorial Photography – ASMP DC

ASMP DC Presents THE ART AND COMMERCE OF EDITORIAL PHOTOGRAPHY Brian Smith, President of Editorial Photographers Tuesday, September 11, 2007 Despite rumors to the contrary, the death of magazine photography has been greatly exaggerated. Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Brian Smith, President of Editorial Photographers, will discuss how to maximize the creative and commercial rewards while avoiding …

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Serena Then and Now…

Over the years, I’ve photographed portraits of athletes on their way up from Alex Rodriguez, Andy Roddick to Maria Sharopova. Some make it…and some don’t. None have been as rewarding to watch on their march to greatness as the Williams Sisters. While photographing Serena Williams for this week’s issue of Time Magazine, I was reminded …

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AFTER/CAPTURE Profile April/May 2007

Victoria Vestal profiles my transition from Pulitzer Prize-winning sports photographer to celebrity portrait photographer in a 5-page feature article in the April/May 2007 issue of AFTER/CAPTURE magazine. We talk celebrities, sports, workflow, gear and my career.

In Print: Leslie Nielsen gets Drafted

When actor Leslie Nielsen suggested wearing a tuxedo for a poolside cover shoot for the March 007 issue of Draft magazine, I couldn’t help but think of Connery, Sean Connery as Bond at the Fountainbleau pool in ‘Goldfinger.’ Nielsen raised his lager in a manner befitting a secret agent – the Martini Glass from my …

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