Scott Smith – Los Angeles Exhibition


In 1974 Scott Smith was a young photographer living in San Diego, when he was introduced by a mutual friend to Tom Waits. Both Waits and Smith had a passion for music and they soon became friends.


Smith’s compelling black and white photographs of Waits document his start as a folk singer and songwriter, and then through a period of time during which Waits’ musical persona emerged.


Starting this Friday, these rare photographs will be exhibited for the very first time at Mr Musichead Gallery in Los Angeles. The show will be open May 29-June 15, 2015, with a reception for the artist at the exhibit opening on Friday, May 29, 7-10 pm.


Smith photographed Waits relaxing with friends, in performance, at his apartment, cruising in his car, playing pool, talking with locals at a lunch counter, and more, while at the same time photographing the Southern Californian environment they both grew up in. Smith’s images give us an intimate portrait of Tom Waits in the process of defining himself as a musical artist and the environment he lived in.


Scott Smith’s limited edition photographs are available through Govinda Gallery.


(Credit: ©Scott Smith, Govinda Gallery)

2 responses to “Scott Smith – Los Angeles Exhibition”

  1. Dre Hund says :

    Smith knew his film and new his exposures…it shows.

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