A gifted, self-taught photographer, Kathy Smith travels throughout the world capturing the essence of her surroundings through a lens. She uses the vintage Diana camera (circa 1962) as her lone piece of equipment. Characterized by their soft focus and low-tech simplicity, the photographs imbue her work with a unique, dreamy quality.
Smith journeys from city to city blending her passion for travel with her love for photography. Europe, Alaska, South Africa, and coastal England encompass only a few of the places she has visited. Reading Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil aroused her interest in Savannah, Georgia, and its picturesque cityscape. The nineteenth-century French photographer Eugene Atget inspires the distinguished attributes of Smith's work.
In addition to photography, Smith has worked in the medical field and travel industry. She obtained a B.A. in speech communication from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, in 1974. She lives in the Seattle area.