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Shooting For Beauty



He also carries a Nikon Coolpix 5000, and a Leica M6, which he now considers indispensable, recalling, for example, how when he used it to snap some personal shots of Carolyn Murphy and her new baby, the results were so moving they brought her father to tears. "I choked up," Smith says, "knowing I had touched someone's life so much with my images."

So how does he know just when to snap the shutter? "There's no easy explanation. It's whatever makes me excited. Once we start shooting, I'm not thinking about composing the shot. The magic just happens. And it's so much fun."

For more of Smith's images, visit
www.bowensmith.com

BRIAN SMITH'S GEAR BOX

35MM CAMERA
Leica M6

MEDIUM-FORMAT CAMERAS
Mamiya RZ67 Pro II
Rolleiflex f/2.8

DIGITAL CAMERA
Nikon Coolpix 5000

LIGHTING
Calumet 750 w/s Travelites,
softboxes, umbrellas
Elinchrom softbox
2K Fresnels

FILM
Kodak Portra 160NC and
400NC Kodak Tri-X Pan


   







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