Featured in our gallery this month is Oklahoma City photographer Justice Smithers. This body of work is inspired by the fragility of human existence, focusing on portraits and representing the delicacy of our physical bodies.
Join us Thursday February 11th from 6-9pm for the Artist Preview Reception the evening preceding our regularly scheduled 2nd Friday Opening the following night during Live On The Plaza from 7-11pm.
Artist Preview Reception: February 11th // 6pm-9pm
LIVE On The Plaza Opening: February 12th // 7pm-11pm
Exhibit Runs February 11th - March 4th
What is your medium/process?
The photographs in the show are a mixture of digital and film photography.
Where are you from?
I grew up in Harrah, Oklahoma, and currently live in Oklahoma City.
How would you describe your latest body of work?
I started this body of work, because I had been thinking about how fragile our existence is, specifically our physical bodies. I focused on portraits incorporating objects that I felt were a good representation of the delicacy of our physical being.
What inspires you?
I get inspired by people. I almost exclusively shoot portraits, so people and the human form are usually the source of my inspiration.
How did you get started?
I started taking photos in high school and it just progressed from there.
What are your goals for the future?
I want to take as many pictures as possible. I want to grow and push myself to be, and do better.
What advice do you have to artists?
Do what you love. Don’t care too much about approval, or what people think. Just create what makes you happy, that’s all that matters. Sorry for the generic advice.