An article written about me while working as Staff Photographer at the Tri City Voice Newspaper in Fremont,Ca says it best:'What may first captivate you about the work of freelance photographer Rick Smith is his unique perspective. Smith can transform a glass sky scraper - one you might pass by every day and hardly notice - an angular and beautiful work of art. He can peek beneath a pier - barnacles and all - and make it look inviting, a place to kick off your shoes, roll up your jeans, step into the water and explore. From his shots of the Sunol hills and sunsets on San Francisco Bay to the delicate dewdrops discovered on the inside of a Calla Lily, Smith's work could be described as simply this: he captures the best in everything, from the mundane to the extraordinary'."The creative part of picture taking intrigues me." Smith says. "The process of seeing something, getting a picture of how you'd like it to come out and then photographing it and having look like you imagined is an incredible experience. And when it looks even better than you imagined, that is the icing on the cake."'
Written by Andrew Asch in the California Apparel News for the opening of Maggie Barry's debut opening of her Pop-Up Shop which featured my Art, said this:
"She’ll also be using the monthly pop-ups to showcase artists, such as photographer Richard M. Smith. At the March 13 pop-up, he displayed his cinema verité portraits which give a poignant, but gritty look at people at Los Angeles’ metro stations".
Currently I am teaching Photography for the Conejo Recreation and Parks