“I see Savannah everyday, and I take for granted what a beautiful, odd city it really is. Kathy Smith has captured the slightly gothic character of my haunted, charming town in her collection of romantic and captivating photographs.”
—Prof. Jenny Kuhla, Photography Department Chair, Savannah College of Art and Design
A striking visual diary of Savannah, this lovely and haunting collection of photographs offers a distinctive portrayal of the city’s buildings, landmarks, and local scenery. Using a classic Diana toy camera circa 1962, photographer Kathy Smith presents dozens of images from around the city. The camera’s signature plastic lens produces images with soft, dreamlike effects, embracing the everyday scenes hidden in plain view throughout the Coastal Empire.
The ethereal yet nostalgic photographs capture the unusual or overlooked corners of the city. Talmadge Memorial Bridge, River Street, Abercorn Street, Leopold’s Ice Cream, and Savannah’s many spectacular gravesites are among the areas pictured. From the Bonaventure Cemetery to the Laurel Grove Cemetery and throughout Savannah’s Historic District, along the waterfront, and down the tree-lined streets, the book includes dozens of images that preserve Savannah in a timeless and beautiful moment.