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At a time when most photographers are delivering final art to their clients as transparencies, or worse, digital files, Smith still delivers his final images as prints--prints that are made to museum-quality standards. "My primary interest is the actual print itself, the artifact," he says. "I love creating this actual thing. I love the tonality of it, I love the color of it, I love the weight of it, I love the feel of it. I'm very sensitive to all of those nuances."

In fact, says Smith, he would sooner give up assignment photography than shoot transparencies as most commercial shooters do. "If I shot transparencies I probably would never be a photographer," he says. "Seeing my pictures in reproduction is very nice and I'm always very pleased to do that. But it doesn't really fundamentally interest me."


© Rodney Smith

Pears, Clinton, Connecticut, 1974
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