Smith - A Hard Day's Night

Smith - A Hard Day's Night

2021

Rickie Smith

(Leesville, LA) 

Photography 

"I am concerned with the “magic moment” and have made a concerted effort to make sure nothing gets in the way of that. Every tool I use to create my work is geared towards my philosophy of capturing that moment from my experiences.
I scratch at the surface of the mundane and extraordinary, forcing them to give up their secret transient moments so I may be fortunate enough to capture and share them. I am greedy for experience. I want to live all the lives and moments. But I have to settle for holding up my camera and capture reflected light.
My work, whether it be portraits, landscapes, animals, sports or still life, is most successful when it speaks to celebrating the richness of life. When people see my work I’d like them to feel that moment of shared emotion and experience.
I am a seeker, a traveler, a gatherer of moments.
I photograph because I cannot do otherwise."