This Monday, the New York Film Academy‘s Photography School in Los Angeles was honored to welcome celebrity, people and fine art photographer, Brian Bowen Smith, for a guest presentation.
Brian discussed how he began in the industry, and how working with his mentor, Herb Ritts, developed his photographic style. Brian went through some of his favorite images and spoke in detail about how he directs his models, conceives his ideas and included some funny anecdotes of working with actors and models over his 15 year career.
Questions were welcomed throughout from Brian who answered openly and honestly about how tough the industry is, and advised students to never underestimate the value of assisting. He encouraged students to stick with what they are passionate about rather than follow trends and to shoot a lot!
Brian has shot for W, Vanity Fair, Esquire, Self and Interview and has published two photography books of his fine art work.