Aaron Smith



Born and raised in Kansas City, I first became interested in the arts when I turned my bedroom walls into a drawing board at five years old. My parents were not amused.

Years later, I picked up my first skateboard and my first camera shortly after. Both of them blended perfectly. Skateboarding shaped me as a man and as a photographer. During my college years at the Savannah College of Art and Design, I spent most of my time photographing skateboarding. After graduating, I moved to Los Angeles with my wife, Lwany.

Once in LA, I became a staff photographer for Skateboarder Magazine. I traveled the world photographing skateboarders I grew up watching as a kid. It was a dream job until it came to an end, with the magazine going out of business.

From there, I applied my photographic style to other areas I was interested in, like lifestyle, fitness, and advertising. 

Recently, we moved just north of Los Angeles to a small town in Ventura County. When I'm not on set, I spend my time playing with our new pup Milo, skateboarding, cycling, gardening, perfecting the cup of coffee, and trying to master the grill. 

You can learn much more about me in this slightly older podcast interview.


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