Rodney Smith

Rodney Smith studied under Walker Evans at Yale. He only watches movies made before 1947, and you can tell he pulls much inpiration from them. He is the son of an enormously successful businessman, Smith was first exposed to serious photography as a teenager. “When I was a young boy, my parents traveled a great deal and there was a German couple that took care of me and the man was very interested in photography,” he recalls. “He built this little dark room in a bathroom and I used to watch him developing film and making prints and I loved it. I think in retrospect it was important for me because I’ve always sort of loved the technical side of photography and I think I got that from him.”

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