America's Finest Kids photography by Terry Smith
film in my camera

loading film in my camera next week…

I thought I’d re-post this original standard resolution film trailer from almost 3 years ago. I’m working on some still shoots for summer and working on the film as well. I still find this raw, crude little film trailer personally very moving. Enjoy and thanks for following my art.

COMING SOON!

More new photography, coming soon!

Very cool day…

Wow, it’s almost 4 am, got to get back to bed…but anyway. I wanted to say how cool my day was yesterday. Running errands and traveling via the buses and trolley here in San Diego. I met this surfer kid with an amazing chest piece tattoo. I gave him my card and talked about my project. Such a cool local contact. I meet people everywhere. Some of my favorite photographic subjects were met in just such and organic way as this. So, I’ll be posting new photography at some point. I went crazy posting from my archive late last year and early this year because one reason, a publisher was looking at my body of work. But I’ll be posting new photography this year…so hang on there amigos! 

Peace,

  ~Terry

Making ART!

I’m making art. Writing a lot. Making preparations for a few still shoots and remaining film production for the year… ~T

Hello to everyone following my photography and documentary project. Lately I’ve been on the mend from some health issues that have come up. Moved recently and feeling inspired in my own space now. Working on my project, planning some shoots and filming for Summer. We’ll soon begin digitizing my archive of video footage for the eventual release as a feature length documentary. Much work to do, but I’m still here and kicking and will post new photography later on this Spring or for sure by Summer. I’ll keep everyone up to date here.
Art students, Models, Art Collectors…whoever. Feel free to message me here with any questions or simply email me directly. Peace, ~Terry
America’s Finest Kids the documentary

hi Everyone that’s following my Tumblr. Just checking in with an update. Lately I’ve been meeting and interviewing people to work on my documentary. The film is in production, but the first small yet important strides in editing are beginning. I’ll be doing my still photography (photo essay), so it is on-going. Just not as many shoots. Feel free to inquire about my project. Peace, ~Terry

I got an email with 3 pics from Garrett towards the end of last year. Said he’d be honored to have me photograph him. I couldn’t refuse. He’s so nice and this day in the desert with him and Sadie, his Circus Performer partner…it was a blast. Good times! Good friends! Here’s one of the 1st photos of Garrett in the Southern California desert. 2014

I got an email with 3 pics from Garrett towards the end of last year. Said he’d be honored to have me photograph him. I couldn’t refuse. He’s so nice and this day in the desert with him and Sadie, his Circus Performer partner…it was a blast. Good times! Good friends! Here’s one of the 1st photos of Garrett in the Southern California desert. 2014

~Laughter is the best medicine~ Garrett & Sadie in the Southern California desert. 2014

~Laughter is the best medicine~ Garrett & Sadie in the Southern California desert. 2014

~Reclining in the Sun (del Sol)~ Garrett & Sadie in the Southern California desert. 2014

~Reclining in the Sun (del Sol)~ Garrett & Sadie in the Southern California desert. 2014