Mike Smith: Streets of Boston

Mike Smith: Streets of Boston

MonoVisions Black & White Photo Contest 2022

This month, British publisher Stanley/Barker is releasing Mike Smith: Streets of Boston. In a recent interview, Mike discussed this 1970s work in relation to his later and more well-known photographs of Eastern Tennessee. “Of course…all experiences lead to the present. As an artist, I think change is important, so the work I am doing now and have done in East Tennessee is different (color, often landscapes, and weird shit), but overlapping. I still make portraits, still have an underlying respect for others, and I’m still trying to learn how to make a picture. My interests have expanded; the social environment varies greatly from Boston, so the response is naturally different. I am still an outsider in ET, which has its perks. The social work program (which I did not complete) affected me strongly. I think it gave me assurance of how my personality projected to others and enabled me to approach people comfortably and with a measure of confidence. I’m interested in them as individuals, and they sense that.”

Mike Smith
Streets of Boston
September 13 – November 14, 2021

Lee Marks Fine Art
2208 East 350 North, Shelbyville, IN, USA
https://www.leemarksfineart.com

Mike Smith, Boston , 1978 Gelatin silver print, 24 x 20 in.

Mike Smith, Boston , 1978 Gelatin silver print, 24 x 20 in.

Mike Smith, Boylston Street, Boston , 1978 Gelatin silver print, 24 x 20 in.

Mike Smith, Boylston Street, Boston , 1978 Gelatin silver print, 24 x 20 in.

Mike Smith, Water Fountain, Boston , 1979 Gelatin silver print, 20 x 24 in.

Mike Smith, Water Fountain, Boston , 1979 Gelatin silver print, 20 x 24 in.

Mike Smith, North End, Boston , 1979 Gelatin silver print, 20 x 24 in.

Mike Smith, North End, Boston , 1979 Gelatin silver print, 20 x 24 in.

Mike Smith, Boston Common , 1979 Gelatin silver print, 20 x 24 in.

Mike Smith, Boston Common , 1979 Gelatin silver print, 20 x 24 in.


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