All of the Possibilities.

This year's all encompassing blog post is proof that 365 days are more than enough to make major changes to your life. One year ago I was overwhelmed with seasonal depression and feelings of loneliness and immobility. 2016 was a year of gallery shows and new work. I finally felt like I was a real …

My Own Reality.

Because Santa Clause answered my pleas and gave me a disposable camera for Christmas when I was four, I have been gifted with the amazing opportunity to curate my life. This is the ultimate power of the photographer, the ability to choose what we want others to see. In this crazily fast-paced social media driven world, it …

Something New.

The last day of 2016 was the best day and the first day of 2017 was the best day and I pray to God that they come together to set the precedent for what will be the best year yet. I spent my last hours of the old year and the first of the new …

A Great Year For Life.

Almost titled: What it was like to be an artist for Kaitlyn Jo Smith in 2016.. Here it is, the comprehensive, everything I've done in 2016 blog post, more for my reference than yours. It seems like just last week I was writing 2015's post and as predicted 2016 was a year of intense growth and …

Erika Got Married.

Erika got married and in true Kaitlyn Jo Smith style I rolled up with a potted plant and a disposable camera. Here are the images in case you don't quite remember. Cheers to the Kirians!

Shoe-boxes.

I have always been afraid of forgetting and of being forgotten.  It's why I love photography.  It's why I love spending hours digging through shoe-boxes of old photos capturing lives I'll never know.  One of my thesis professors recently told me that my work is sentimental and romantic.  This is the result of being in …

Deceivingly Simple.

Every second of everyday in every class seems to be filled with people asking me what I am doing/where do I want to be next.  They don't mean with my life, they mean with my career (although as an artist the line between art and career is often blurred).  I have become quite aware of what is …

Film is Fun.

Why do I love disposable cameras and expired film?  They both revert back to my romanticized vision of photography; the reason I love what it used to be more than what it is.  When photography was first invented, it was magic; people believed that the camera took not only your photo but also your soul.  There …

Retreat.

I could not have gotten this roll of film developed at a better time.  I am beyond anxious/stressed/worried right now and I needed to be taken out of that for a few moments to relive a few weekends ago in the woods (Central Ohio CRU Fall Retreat 2014).  I long to not only be in that …