Wednesday, September 30, 2009



After sampling a lot of the SFoT fried treats tonight (I'm 3 for 6, Jeff), I have decided that it's best to stick with the classics. Fletcher's Corny Dog and cold RootBeer.
Clownin' Around. September 2009. Dallas, Texas © Allison V. Smith
photo booth. September 2009. Dallas, Texas © Allison V. Smith
Erin, Big Tex and Paul. September 2009. Dallas, Texas © Allison V. Smith
Love Bugs. September 2009. Dallas, Texas © Allison V. Smith

I photographed my newly engaged friends and fellow unofficial fair guides, Erin and Paul at the SFoT last night at sundown. Here are some of my favorites. See more in Flickr.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

KIPP student. San Francisco, California. © Allison V. Smith

KIPP classroom. San Francisco, California. © Allison V. Smith
KIPP student. San Jose, California. © Allison V. Smith

KIPP student. San Francisco, California. © Allison V. Smith
I have been staying pretty busy lately. Here are a few of my favorite images from a three day shoot I had a few weeks back in San Francisco. These photos will be part of the KIPP schools annual reports & advertising for the school. The layouts are looking pretty amazing. I will post more down the road.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Jean Whistler in Ray's 1937 Crysler. 1945. Dallas, Texas © Ray Whistler

My mother in law passed away today.
I can't stop staring at this amazing portrait of her.
RIP Jean Whistler.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Agyness at the Kills concert. NYC. © Nina Westervelt

No seriously, this is my favorite photograph.
Austin, Texas. © Allison V. Smith

Steve and Bobby. Austin, Texas. © Allison V. Smith

Austin, Texas. © Allison V. Smith

Check out the current issue of Texas Monthly Fashion. I have several photos in it including some interiors of Hotel St. Cecilia general manager Bobby Johns and his man Steve Shucks' Austin wonderland. I love photographing people's creative spaces!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Perot+Dell. September 2009. © Allison V. Smith

Dell @ Perot. September 2009. ©Allison V. Smith

Had a whirlwind of a morning yesterday shooting the breaking news that Dell bought Perot Systems for 3.9billion. I was hired by Perot Systems as the exclusive photographer. I learned a lot yesterday: the meaning of handout, the power of AP and that I still have the knack for news.

Monday, September 14, 2009


I just returned from Geekfest where I was asked to speak and inspire. Funny thing is, I left inspired. I am still rattling from the weekend. Thanks to Melissa for asking me to come. And thanks to all the Geeks who left inspired! Y'all are the Eye of the Storm! Being a photographer Rocks!

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

photographer unknown

No seriously, this is my favorite photograph.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009




Texas State Fair. October 2007. © Allison V. Smith

official Texas State Fair Countdown
16 days. 22 hours. 7 minutes. 22 seconds

Monday, September 07, 2009

Lowry. Detroit, Michigan. © Kevin Bauman

No seriously, this is my favorite photograph.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

I'm gearing up for GeekFest next weekend in St. Petersburg, Fl. As an official photo-geek, I've been asked to come speak and "inspire." I'm excited to see my old friend Damon Winter and meet the rest of the geeks! Photo fun time.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Sol Y Cuba, Old Havana, looking north from Alberto Rojas's 1951 Plymouth, Havana, May 23, 1998. © Alex Harris

No Seriously, this is my favorite photograph.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Creede Williams Rocks © Allison V. Smith

Creede Williams might be the nicest guy I have ever photographed. There , I said it. Check out his newly designed website and new tunes on itunes.
the boy cousins. august 2009. owls head, maine © Allison V. Smith

sofie at sunset. august 2009. rockport, maine © Allison V. Smith

Editing summer in Maine photos is never easy. Above some of my favorites. Not sure what will make the website cut just yet. I'll post a few more here before making any crazy decisions.