Photographer G.B. Smith: Pathways

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PATHWAYS: A JOURNEY THROUGH THE INNOVATIVE IMAGES OF ACCLAIMED PHOTOGRAPHER G.B. SMITH

ON BIG BLEND RADIO: Award-winning photographer G.B. Smith discusses his black and white photography and some of the images featured in his beautiful new photobook, “Pathways: A Journey Through the Innovative Images of Acclaimed Photographer G.B. Smith.” Watch here in the YouTube player or download the podcast on Acast.

 

A journey through the innovative photography of G.B. Smith, the book “Pathways” (G Editions LLC, Nov. 7, 2023) features select photos from many of Smith’s current collections, including several of his recent multi-award winning images. The curation represents the broad spectrum of his eclectic subjects and reflects the simplicity and uncluttered form of his distinctive black and white style. Informed by his experience with color blindness, Smith’s work encourages the viewer to examine a world that exists beyond color.

Smith explains, “I use only black and white and mostly minimalist imagery, believing profoundly that less is more.”

Born in the industrial heartland of England, G.B. Smith began his photographic journey almost fifty years ago as a teenager in apprenticeship of traditional film techniques both in the darkroom and with large plate cameras. The simplicity and deliberateness of his images today reflect the mindfulness of this traditional approach, manifested in modern digital technology. Having grown up with extreme color blindness, Smith strips away visual distractions to focus on the structures and patterns as he sees them. His images bring solace to a psyche constantly overwhelmed by the overstimulation of color, and encourage us to look beyond color. Given his industrial heritage, many of his studies gravitate toward decaying man-made structures and their interaction with the regenerative power of nature. A truly global citizen, having lived on multiple continents and worked extensively in six, Smith now resides in Maryland.

Among Smith’s many accolades are three consecutive Gold Medals in the architecture, fine art and nature categories at the Prix de la Photographie awards in Paris.

Believing that art should make a positive impact, Smith will be donating proceeds from the sales of “Pathways” to the Breast Cancer Alliance. To learn more, visit: www.gbsmith.com

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Believing that art should make a positive impact, Smith will be donating proceeds from the sales of “Pathways” to the Breast Cancer Alliance.

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