brian bowen smith

Born and raised in New York, Brian Bowen Smith became a professional photographer by a less than traditional route. After catching the eye of Herb Ritts while performing as a pro athlete in a print campaign, the legendary photographer became a friend and mentor, helping Smith to find his personal photographic style. Smith has been working steadily ever since, shooting for countless publications and commercial clients, as well as publishing two books and focusing heavily on his fine art photography. When Brian is not shooting, you will find him surfing, snowboarding or riding his motorcycle. Brian Bowen Smith currently lives in Los Angeles, California with his wife and young son.