Ali Smith’s Compelling and Evocative Imagery

As an experienced portrait photographer who has shot over 300 book covers for major publishing houses internationally (as well as advertising and editorial), Ali Smith didn’t foresee wanting to become involved in video.

But on the set of the three covers Ali recently shot for Lauren DeStefano’s “Chemical Garden Trilogy” (Simon and Schuster), she decided to shoot some video with her SLR (Nikon D3S).  The results were so seductive and the editing so much fun that Ali proposed shooting trailers for the releases of these 3 books and it was accepted. The first one can be seen on Ali’s Altpick portfolio ( click on the “Fever Video” icon.)

“Shooting and editing these videos has been the perfect way to combine my decade of experience in the music world, playing and recording albums, with what I love most – making compelling and evocative images. It’s definitely something I hope to do a lot more of.”, comments Smith.

To see more of Ali Smith’s work go to her Altpick page and website.

About altpick connects

Established in 1991, The Alternative Pick commenced with a clear mission, providing creative buyers with a vehicle to source the best brightest and most exciting illustrators, photographers, graphic designers and animators in the business. The Alternative Pick sourcebook (1992-2005) became the outlet for cutting-edge commercial talent, offering a unique platform for artists to showcase their work. The Alternative Pick Deck (2009-2012) offered a fun and engaging format for locating leading commercial artists. In addition, The Altpick Awards (2003-2011) introduced yet another way to provide a platform for talents to shine. To meet the demands of an ever-changing industry, Altpick.com was launched in 1996 and presently provides a vehicle for talent to utilize the web to connect more effectively with buyers. As we mark our 30th anniversary in 2021, Altpick.com remains a premier source for creative professionals and we plan to continue to push the envelope providing the best vehicle for buyers to connect with creative talent.
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