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As a little girl on family vacations, I never wanted to miss anything that passed by the car window, for fear of missing something wonderful.

Fortunately, that part of me is still very much alive! Taking photographs seems to satisfy this desire, as well.

I am intrigued with all things beautiful, all things vintage and all things ironic, especially.

Though I studied Studio Art (graphic design, illustration, and drawing) and Advertising at Michigan State Univesity, I came upon photography quite a bit later.

I held tight to my lovely and solid film camera, my Pentax K1000, that I had used in one college photography class. Though cumbersome at times, I have always loved it.

Much of my photography is film. I often experiment…

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  • Female
  • Born on September 7
  • Joined January 28, 2009

Favorite materials

film, camera, rubber stamps

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About

As a little girl on family vacations, I never wanted to miss anything that passed by the car window, for fear of missing something wonderful.

Fortunately, that part of me is still very much alive! Taking photographs seems to satisfy this desire, as well.

I am intrigued with all things beautiful, all things vintage and all things ironic, especially.

Though I studied Studio Art (graphic design, illustration, and drawing) and Advertising at Michigan State Univesity, I came upon photography quite a bit later.

I held tight to my lovely and solid film camera, my Pentax K1000, that I had used in one college photography class. Though cumbersome at times, I have always loved it.

Much of my photography is film. I often experiment with overexposed film, which lends itself to subtle, beautiful color and softness. Over time, I have added digital work, as well.

www.helenesmithphotography.carbonmade.com


My photos have been featured in the following places:

Chicago Public Radio, online:
http://www.chicagopublicradio.org/Daily_Photo.aspx?photoID=1039
Chicago Reader, online:
http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/Home
Chicagoist
http://bit.ly/VfhvH Summertime! @chicagoist
Desire To Inspire blog:
http://desiretoinspire.blogspot.com/2009_09_01_archive.html
Gapers Block:
http://gapersblock.com/rearview/archives/2009/10/01/
Chi-Town Daily News:
http://www.chitowndailynews.org/

(An educational online literacy magazine!):
www.literacyhead.org





Taking pictures is like tiptoeing into the kitchen late at night and stealing Oreo cookies.
- Diane Arbus

I have gradually confused photography with life.
- Jerry Uelsmann

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