JONATHAN R. SMITH
I was born and raised in Baltimore MD and have a degree in Photography/Film Making from Towson University. I’m the oldest of six. Growing up my parents decided after having me and my sister, that they would adopt, after adopting two of my sisters from Korea, my parents went into Foster Care, and out of the 30 plus infants and toddlers my parents took in they adopt two more. As a child I was always into drawling, painting anything art related, however I was never very good at it, I took numerous classes at junior college, studying under other artists. In high school I had tried to take a photography class my senior year, the school put me in photo 3 & photo 4 when I hadn’t taken photo 1 or 2. It wasn’t until 1998 when I took a photography class at Essex did I find my true passion. Photography. My professor recognized my talent and it was her inspiration that lead me on the path I’m on today.