I’ve had a tear sheet of an amazing image of a boxwood garden photographed in black and white with the perfect amount of mist and intrigue hanging on my office board for years. Over the holidays I spent time Googling and found the photographer of the image, Rodney Smith. On his website I found that the image I have been coveting was only one of hundreds of amazing images taken by Smith. The beautiful locations, use of humor and quirky images are so thoughtful, funny and inspiring. Industrial Revolution mixed with Rene Magnitte?
You can purchase a book by Rodney The End, but at $750 a little out of my price range. I did however order The Hat Book from Amazon and am thinking of ordering The Book of Books. On my “when we hit the lottery” list is one of his photographs framed, but it might be difficult to pick just one so will have to be a series. Read a great interview with Smith here (part 1 and 2).