America's Finest Kids photography par Terry Smith (2)

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At home with Freddie in Ramona, California. 2000

 

Dusten in the Southern California Desert. 2007

Dusten in the Southern California Desert. 2007

 

~ Bridges & Graffiti series ~ Augustine in San Diego, California. 2013

~ Bridges & Graffiti series ~ Augustine in San Diego, California. 2013

 

Keith at Balboa Park in San Diego, California

Keith at Balboa Park in San Diego, California

 

Chris, leaning on his Grandpa’s truck. East San Diego County, California. 2000

Chris, leaning on his Grandpa’s truck. East San Diego County, California. 2000

 

Me & Nathan in the Southern California Desert. 2006 

Me & Nathan in the Southern California Desert. 2006 

 

The 2nd domestic life photo shoot with Kevin in Poway, California 

Dusten at one of my first bridge locations near the creek in Poway, California. 

 

Brandon & Josh in Los Angeles, California. 2013 

Brandon & Josh in Los Angeles, California. 2013 

 

Jedediah walked into my Gallery show in Escondido. He really loved my photography. I asked if I could photograph him. Jedediah in Poway and Escondido, California. 2001

 

Cameron in the shade of pines. Palomar Mountain, California. 2013 

Cameron in the shade of pines. Palomar Mountain, California. 2013 

 

Scottie in San Diego, California. 2009

Sean “fucking” Patterson. Graffiti - Bridges series. San Diego, California. 2008

Sean “fucking” Patterson. Graffiti - Bridges series. San Diego, California. 2008

 

Keith in San Diego, California. 2007

Keith in San Diego, California. 2007

 

Dusten up a tree in Poway, California. 2000

Dusten up a tree in Poway, California. 2000

 

~Nature Boy~ Cameron at Palomar Mountain, California. 2013

 

Cameron at Palomar Mountain, California. 2013

Cameron at Palomar Mountain, California. 2013

 

Even with a little water on my lens, (which of course shows on the film negative)…it’s a strong image of Cameron last week at Blacks Beach. 2013

Even with a little water on my lens, (which of course shows on the film negative)…it’s a strong image of Cameron last week at Blacks Beach. 2013

 

Walking along the strand, just feet away from the blue Pacific. Good times man, that’s all I can say….good times. Cameron in Oceanside, California. 2013

Nathan in black and white. Bridges-Graffiti series. San Diego, California 2010

Nathan in black and white. Bridges-Graffiti series. San Diego, California 2010

This photo set of Brandon and Josh playing around in the back yard really reflects the fun aspect to my photo essay. Our weekend together was a complete UP experience! Brandon and Josh in Los Angeles, California. 2013

 

We found this really cool hideaway spot. The boys are giving each other the animal gaze with their eyes. Brandon and Josh in Los Angeles, California. 2013 

We found this really cool hideaway spot. The boys are giving each other the animal gaze with their eyes. Brandon and Josh in Los Angeles, California. 2013 

 

It was super hot in LA last weekend when I went hiking with Brandon and Josh. We went exploring in a location Brandon recommended. Here are a few photographs from our +100 degree day. Brandon and Josh in Los Angeles, California. 2013

 

Sheldon and I found this really cool bridge, somewhere in Central California. 2008

Sheldon and I found this really cool bridge, somewhere in Central California. 2008

 

Just walking around Hillcrest…hanging around on a hot summer day. Augustine in San Diego, California. 2013

Just walking around Hillcrest…hanging around on a hot summer day. Augustine in San Diego, California. 2013

 

Just walking around Hillcrest…hanging around on a hot summer day. Augustine in San Diego, California. 2013

Just walking around Hillcrest…hanging around on a hot summer day. Augustine in San Diego, California. 2013

 

Public nudity is risky, but it’s a blast. Part of being a Creative is following inspiration and making an idea become an image. Joel in San Diego, California. 2010

Public nudity is risky, but it’s a blast. Part of being a Creative is following inspiration and making an idea become an image. Joel in San Diego, California. 2010

 

I flew up to Seattle to do a follow up shoot and filming with Nathan. Sean and I had discussed getting together while I was there. After a night in jail he finally showed up at my Hotel room. Just a few images from that shoot. Sean in Seattle, Washington. 2007

 

One of many photographs from our week together. This was a Tarzan theme. Francis near Iron Mountain in San Diego County. 2005

One of many photographs from our week together. This was a Tarzan theme. Francis near Iron Mountain in San Diego County. 2005

 

The lead singer for a local Punk Rock band called, Flak. Freddie in Poway, California 2000

The lead singer for a local Punk Rock band called, Flak. Freddie in Poway, California 2000

 

 

Here’s another image from the photo shoot I did with my “Mormon Boy”, several years ago. Brandon, near Iron Mountain in San Diego County

Here’s another image from the photo shoot I did with my “Mormon Boy”, several years ago. Brandon, near Iron Mountain in San Diego County

 

I discovered Josh while he was working at the movie theater in Poway, California. For about a year or so we enjoyed shooting in a variety of locations around San Diego and also a road trip to Tempe, Arizona to photograph him with this girl. This image took about 5 minutes or less. While driving out near the desert we saw this abandoned building…pulled the car over. We ran inside real quick , he threw off his shorts and posed a few different ways. In seconds we ran back to the car and sped away before anyone ran out to greet us with a shotgun. The place had been used for target practice by passers-bye. Josh in the Southern California desert. 2000

I discovered Josh while he was working at the movie theater in Poway, California. For about a year or so we enjoyed shooting in a variety of locations around San Diego and also a road trip to Tempe, Arizona to photograph him with this girl. This image took about 5 minutes or less. While driving out near the desert we saw this abandoned building…pulled the car over. We ran inside real quick , he threw off his shorts and posed a few different ways. In seconds we ran back to the car and sped away before anyone ran out to greet us with a shotgun. The place had been used for target practice by passers-bye. Josh in the Southern California desert. 2000

 

One of my earliest and favorite photographs. This was shot in the first year of my photo essay. My friend’s teenage sons were my earliest Muses. Sam in the Southern California desert. 1996

One of my earliest and favorite photographs. This was shot in the first year of my photo essay. My friend’s teenage sons were my earliest Muses. Sam in the Southern California desert. 1996

 

Chris was working at the Ford dealership in San Diego where my brother was also working at the time. I was there getting some work done on my care and this blond kid walked bye. Luckily I was able to locate him and give a card, asking if he’d be interested in being photographed. This particular image aired in 2001 when the local ABC News station did a story on my pulled exhibit. We did a few more shoots at his home, garage area etc. Chris in the Southern California desert. 2000

Chris was working at the Ford dealership in San Diego where my brother was also working at the time. I was there getting some work done on my care and this blond kid walked bye. Luckily I was able to locate him and give a card, asking if he’d be interested in being photographed. This particular image aired in 2001 when the local ABC News station did a story on my pulled exhibit. We did a few more shoots at his home, garage area etc. Chris in the Southern California desert. 2000

Here’s a single photo from one of the sets of Augustine. San Diego, California 2013

Here’s a single photo from one of the sets of Augustine. San Diego, California 2013

 

 

 

Kevin and I began our day at my friend’s Boutique in the South Park area of San Diego. Our first photos were done there. The twist to our shoot was his erection. It’s an artistic statement. We didn’t photograph full frontal, but instead…we added the erection to the styling. We shot at various places throughout the city, in my guerilla mode of photography. Ending up at a friend’s house for the last frames. Just one roll of Kodak film. ~Good times~

 


 

 

Our day started in Ramona and then to downtown San Diego. Jody skated the Washington street skate park and then random locations downtown. We filmed some of this day as well…good times!

 

Ernest traveled from New Mexico to spend 4 days shooting with me. This was taken as we walked around Hillcrest here in San Diego, CA

Ernest traveled from New Mexico to spend 4 days shooting with me. This was taken as we walked around Hillcrest here in San Diego, CA

 

Rob and the kiss. Poway, California 1997

Rob and the kiss. Poway, California 1997

 

Zander wearing sea weed found on the beach of LaJolla shores, CA 2009

Zander wearing sea weed found on the beach of LaJolla shores, CA 2009

 

I picked Zander up from the train station earlier in the day. He was on holiday from the UK. This shot was taken on my friend’s deck. A lovely cliff home in here San Diego, California 2009

I picked Zander up from the train station earlier in the day. He was on holiday from the UK. This shot was taken on my friend’s deck. A lovely cliff home in here San Diego, California 2009

 

Here’s another photograph from the my first shoot with Jake at his apartment. Los Angeles, California

Here’s another photograph from the my first shoot with Jake at his apartment. Los Angeles, California

Dusten at my secret desert location here in Southern California

Dusten at my secret desert location here in Southern California

 

People have been asking about how I go about my photography. With that in mind, I thought I’d simply show you this shoot of my friend Brandon. It’s one theme, one location and a few articles of clothing. Everything was natural, even his erection. As he was posing, nature kicked in and though it’s an erotic few photos…it is still documentary in content. These are frames #17-26 in order of a roll of 36 exposure, Kodak Tri-X 400. Photographed at the bridges location. San Diego, California 2008

Francis near Iron Mountain. Poway, California 2005

Francis near Iron Mountain. Poway, California 2005

 

Kevin was my first series as a photo essay. This is one of 10 images I showed in 1997. His mother encouraged me to start showing my photography. I photographed into his 20’s. A very cool southern California family. Poway, California 1997

Kevin was my first series as a photo essay. This is one of 10 images I showed in 1997. His mother encouraged me to start showing my photography. I photographed into his 20’s. A very cool southern California family. Poway, California 1997

 

Keith at Iron Mountain 2006

Keith at Iron Mountain 2006

 

Mike and A.J., twins at Iron Mountain 2004

Mike and A.J., twins at Iron Mountain 2004

 

Zander at Malibu Beach, California 2009

 

 

So, here are some more photos from Dylan’s time with me at the Motel here in San Diego, California 2010

Here are Mike and A.J. and Richard at their apartment in Poway, CA

Here are Mike and A.J. and Richard at their apartment in Poway, CA

 

Nathan flew down from Washington to shoot with me in 2006. We drove out to one of my favorite secret locations. It’s almost a hypnotic experience to commune with nature in such a way. One time a hawk flew near enough to us that you could hear the wind as his wings cut through in flight. We got the chains at the Ace Hardware store in Hillcrest. I thought, well…you’ve got those nipple rings, we should hang something from them.

Nathan flew down from Washington to shoot with me in 2006. We drove out to one of my favorite secret locations. It’s almost a hypnotic experience to commune with nature in such a way. One time a hawk flew near enough to us that you could hear the wind as his wings cut through in flight. We got the chains at the Ace Hardware store in Hillcrest. I thought, well…you’ve got those nipple rings, we should hang something from them.

 

Dusten, sitting in his truck in Poway, CA. Our first roll of B&W film we shot together. He had so much raw sexual and carefree energy, it translated in almost every single image…

Dusten, sitting in his truck in Poway, CA. Our first roll of B&W film we shot together. He had so much raw sexual and carefree energy, it translated in almost every single image…

 

Josh was so fun to photograph here in San Diego in 2009. He and a buddy drove here from Arizona. This is one of our guerilla public nudity images. Living on the edge produces incredible artwork sometimes…

Josh was so fun to photograph here in San Diego in 2009. He and a buddy drove here from Arizona. This is one of our guerilla public nudity images. Living on the edge produces incredible artwork sometimes…

 

Here are some more photos from a few years ago, when Scottie spent the Holiday weekend with me at the Motel here in San Diego, CA

 

Michael Freeby hanging out with me in my friend’s kitchen in San Diego, CA

Michael Freeby hanging out with me in my friend’s kitchen in San Diego, CA

 

My first Brandon and first long haired Muse…

My first Brandon and first long haired Muse…

 

Here’s a photograph of Freddie in his room…

Here’s a photograph of Freddie in his room…

 

This is Michael and this is my photograph of him. We shot this at LeStat’s in San Diego on the sound stage…back in the day. www.americasfinestkids.com

This is Michael and this is my photograph of him. We shot this at LeStat’s in San Diego on the sound stage…back in the day.

 

One of many Josh’s I’ve photographed over the years. He was so cool, we did probably about 4 or 5 shoots in a year. We met just at a local coffee shop, had some of the same Artist friends. Here in San Diego area.

One of many Josh’s I’ve photographed over the years. He was so cool, we did probably about 4 or 5 shoots in a year. We met just at a local coffee shop, had some of the same Artist friends. Here in San Diego area.

 

Micah was this cool kid, we did a few photo shoots and some filming. He’s leaning on a boulder in Poway, California.

Micah was this cool kid, we did a few photo shoots and some filming. He’s leaning on a boulder in Poway, California.

 

Michael Freeby in one of my favorite urban locations in San Diego.

Michael Freeby in one of my favorite urban locations in San Diego.

 

Scottie and I spent the Holiday weekend together a couple years ago. We photographed this shot with organic material which we see every day here in Southern California.

Scottie and I spent the Holiday weekend together a couple years ago. We photographed this shot with organic material which we see every day here in Southern California.

 

Cory in Bed. Pennsylvania 2007 www.americasfinestkids.com

Cory in Bed. Pennsylvania 2007 

 

Zach was a favorite Muse of mine for several years. I discovered him skating in a parking lot in Poway, California. He is a successful working Artist now in LA…very proud of him. www.americasfinestkids.com 

Zach was a favorite Muse of mine for several years. I discovered him skating in a parking lot in Poway, California. He is a successful working Artist now in LA…very proud of him

 

Jeremiah and I used to stand out in front of grocery stores or wherever and make money getting petitions signed. I took pictures, they all smoked out when off the clock…here he is in his bedroom. www.americasfinestkids.com 

Jeremiah and I used to stand out in front of grocery stores or wherever and make money getting petitions signed. I took pictures, they all smoked out when off the clock…here he is in his bedroom.

 

Surfers and Skaters are really the heart and soul of my photography. In the beginning of my project, every one of my subjects were introduced to me and America’s Finest Kids in a more organic way. But the past several years the internet and modeling sites have become a part of the story. This photograph is Jody at the Washington Street Skate Park here in San Diego, CA. www.americasfinestkids.com 

Surfers and Skaters are really the heart and soul of my photography. In the beginning of my project, every one of my subjects were introduced to me and America’s Finest Kids in a more organic way. But the past several years the internet and modeling sites have become a part of the story. This photograph is Jody at the Washington Street Skate Park here in San Diego, CA.

 

This Francis back in 2005. He too is a father now. He at 15 flew out to San Diego with an adult chaperone. We’ve kept in touch over the years, he still surfs and fishes commercially on the east coast of The United States. Looking forward to doing follow up photography and filming. He’s a great friend and an amazing human being. www.americasfinestkids.com 

This Francis back in 2005. He too is a father now. He at 15 flew out to San Diego with an adult chaperone. We’ve kept in touch over the years, he still surfs and fishes commercially on the east coast of The United States. Looking forward to doing follow up photography and filming. He’s a great friend and an amazing human being.

 

This is a fun image of Brandon at the bridges where I like to join together the Tarzan and Urban Jungle theme. We had a great time shooting that day! www.americasfinestkids.com 

This is a fun image of Brandon at the bridges where I like to join together the Tarzan and Urban Jungle theme. We had a great time shooting that day!

 

Dustin in a tight spot. I love how spontaneous he was on our first photo shoot. www.americasfinestkids.com

Dustin in a tight spot. I love how spontaneous he was on our first photo shoot.

 

Dylan at one of my favorite bridges here in San Diego (America’s Finest City). www.americasfinestkids.com 

Dylan at one of my favorite bridges here in San Diego (America’s Finest City).

 

 

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