Time Magazine

A Book 30 Years in the Making

For the past six months I’ve been hard at work on my second book ‘Secrets of Great Portrait Photography: Photographs of the Famous and Infamous‘ Coming this fall from Peachpit Publishing’s New Riders, the book that’s actually 30+ years in the making. Drawing upon the best lessons I’ve learned over the last three decades photographing …

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Featured in Professional Photography Magazine

Professional Photography magazine features behind-the-scenes look at Brian Smith’s Time Magazine shoot of billionaire Richard Branson on Necker Island. For more, please see: http://briansmith/blog

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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Richard Branson goes into Space for Time

“Richard Branson…on Necker Island…in a Spacesuit…” That was the pitch from Time Magazine deputy photo editor Dietmar Liz-Lepiorz. As pitches go, that was as good of a pitch as I’ve heard. But to be honest, he had me at Branson… Richard Branson is the type of subject every photographer simply loves. He gets a good …

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