Kerry Smith is a self-taught photographer from Boston, Massachusetts. She spent three years traveling and living in Southeast Asia, and developed her skills as a photographer through documenting her travels.
What I love about photography is how it can be so personal -- to the photographer, to the subject -- but at the same time so universally relatable. It captures a specific moment in time, in the life of the person being photographed, in my own life, and shares it with the viewer, but also acts as a symbol and a backdrop onto which people project their own memories, daydreams, and desires. I love collecting things, and photography is a means of collecting little moments of life. I love looking at photos and thinking about the significance of time being stopped forever at that exact fraction of a second, whether it's capturing some momentous occasion or just the minutiae of everyday life. It makes memories real.
The bulk of my photos are travel photos, portraits of friends, experimental self-portraits, and nightlife photos. I feel like every shoot I do is special in its own way because each session is a unique experience where I'm connecting with the people or places that I'm photographing. I love branching out and trying new techniques. Each time I take photos a new set of challenges arise and I grow and improve as a photographer in new and exciting ways.
None yet, but I'm working on it!
I've played bass for 14 years and was in a punk band in Saigon called Gamma Knife