Ken Smith, originally from Des Moines, is a photographer from Riverside, Washington. Ken uses medium and large format photographic equipment to produce his still life images. He works primarily in black and white, though sometimes incorporates split-toned or hand-colored images and has just started digitally printing his work
Although his subject matter is simple, Ken creates a strong sense of tranquillity and focuses on the beauty of nature. He chooses these subjects because, for him, they have a recurring theme of permanence and change. Ken remarks, …when I do my work well, it may be that those who view it discover not something new, but the essence of something they already deeply know, a kind of innate recognition of human connectedness. A validation and celebration of existence.
University of Iowa. School of Art and Art History
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The Daily Palette Digital Collection
hand coloring; gelatin silver prints
Gelatin silver prints; Gelatin silver process; Hand coloring