Takegreatpictures.com interviews Matthew Jordan Smith (bio), a celebrity photographer who was born in New York but grew up in my hometown of Columbia, SC. Smith has photographed celebrities like Oprah Winfrey, Britney Spears, Vanessa Williams, Samuel L. Jackson and Star Jones, and he has published a book called Sepia Dreams.
When I find myself slacking, then I’ve got to go out and dig deeper,
try harder, and reinvent myself, read more books, read books on
creativity, go to shows, go to museums, and take in anything I can,
visually, to be inspired. When I first started photography I had my
goal of just being published. And then you get published and you’re
like, ok I want to get published in this magazine. Then you want to
shoot this campaign. It just gets bigger and bigger and better. The
dream just continues. There’s always something else. There’s a lot
more I want to do.