Cumberland Station, <br>Rickie Smith

Cumberland Station


Rickie Smith

Leesville, Louisiana

High Gloss Print

Art is a journey of self-discovery and self-expression. I am fascinated by the subjective nature of events, how two people can have exactly the same encounter and have different interpretations.

A “successful” image is one that shows, in a powerful way, something you see every day or something you’ve never really seen before and does so in a way that resonates emotionally with something deep inside of us.

Photography is a way of capturing unique moments that speaks to a universal human condition. One moment I can hold in my hands and relive time again. I press joy, power, freedom, anger, beauty, surprise, happiness, into the mold of my imagination and solidify it so I can know it and enjoy it again.

I am concerned with the “magic moment” and have made a concerted effort to make sure nothing gets in the way of that.

I want to live all the lives and moments. But I have to settle for holding up my camera and capture reflected light.

I photograph because I cannot do otherwise.