While at Yale, Smith studied under Walker Evans. Preferring to work in natural light, Smith shot predominantly in black and white until 2002 when he first began experimenting with color film. Choosing to shoot on film and develop his negatives by hand, Smith creates timeless, classic images that reflect his innate playfulness and curiosity. Rodney Smith photographs are instantly recognizable for their classic sensibility, and whimsical and surreal visual twists.
The Epoch Times, Rodney Smith Photographs for Life's Sake, 2015 link
Photo Pro, Rodney Smith, Old School with a Modern Twist, 2013 link
Visual News, Surreal Simplicity: Captivating Photos by Rodney Smith, 2012 link
My Modern Met, The Illustrious Career of Photographer Rodney Smith, 2015 link
S.F Gate, Rodney Smith's Photographs Evoke Past, 2013 link