|My Dad. 1986. Dallas. Texas © Allison V. Smith|
|My Mom and Buki. 1986. Dallas. Texas © Allison V. Smith|
I started taking photography seriously in 10th grade. My photo teacher gave us an assignment to copy another photographer's style. I chose Richard Avedon who in 1985 had his In the American West show at the Amon Carter Museum. I found white backdrops in my home and photographed members of my family and friends. Above portraits of my dad, mom and our beautiful Maine Coon Cat named Buki.