It was our extreme pleasure to have celebrity portrait and Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Brian Smith visit our offices yesterday. In the San Francisco area for a lecture and workshop, he stopped by to chat about his artistic approach, workflow and unique style of studio photography.
His new book has just launched: Art & Soul: Stars Unite to Celebrate and Support the Arts. The book is a collaborative project between Smith and Robin Bronk, chief executive officer of The Creative Coalition, a non-profit public charity that promotes arts advocacy. In it, celebrities from film, music, television and theater sit for portraits and share personal stories about the impact of the arts on their lives.
We think it’s a great holiday (or anytime) gift idea to inspire a new photographer or up-and-coming artist on your list.