Jamie Smith is an artist and professional photographer.
“As a photographer, the creative process of making images intrigues me – I like to be excited, to be surprised, to be able to accept when things turned out differently than I planned – there is a real joy in that discovery”
After many years working in Silicon Valley, Southern California and New York City, Jamie relocated to Northeastern Pennsylvania and in 2011 opened the TW Shoemaker Art Gallery in his great-grandfather’s former hardware store. In 2015 he founded the Social Fabric Collective.
Jamie produced the Jay Maisel Workshop in New York City from 2007-2014, and was Mr. Maisel’s full-time Studio Manager for two years. Jamie has also worked as a Technical Assistant for Seth Resnick & Jamie Spritzer’s D-65 Digital Photography Workflow workshops.
From 2000 to 2006 he independently photographed journalism assignments for newspapers in northeastern Pennsylvania including The Times Leader, and in Southern California for the San Diego Union-Tribune and The North County Times. While living in San Diego, Jamie was elected to serve as Secretary on the board of the local chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers.
Jamie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art from the University of California at Santa Barbara. Originally from Palo Alto, California, “Jamie no shoes," as his neighbors called him, spent many summers barefoot along the Susquehanna River at his grandmother’s house in Pennsylvania.
Though he still travels for assignments, he now resides in Wyoming, Pennsylvania with his wife Jenni and two beautiful daughters.