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Aline Smithson

Aline Smithson
Profession: Fine Art Photographer
Location: Los Angeles, Ca , United States
Home base: L.A.
URL: http://www.alinesmithson.com
Email: •••••••• (private)
Journal: http://www.lenscratch.blogspot.com
Last login: over 4 years ago
Member since: 31 Oct 2007 22:10

About

I came to photography through the back door. My father and uncle were photographers and my career was centered around it, but it wasn’t until I found my uncle’s twin lens Rolleiflex that I embraced photography fully as my own. Seeing the world through my own photographic vision has become a wonderful obsession.

After graduating from the College of Creative Studies at UC Santa Barbara, I moved to New York City to make my living as a painter, and although I continued to paint, my career moved into the fashion world. I worked for many years as the Fashion Editor for Vogue Patterns Magazine in New York City, and then continued on in Los Angeles as a freelance photo stylist. As a fashion editor, I had the privilege of working with many exceptional fashion photographers, including Horst, Mario Testino, Patrick Demarchelier, Arthur Elgort, and Bert Stern.

After standing next to the camera for many years, I have discovered that it is behind the camera that I find my joy and passion. Moments, only fleeting in real life, become more revealing and expansive in a photograph. It is with integrity and humor that I wish to explore life around me—through portraits and places that have marked my memories and imagination.

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