Hugh O. Smith

Hugh O. Smith

A Philadelphia native, I have lived in Baja California for the past 3 years.  I make photographs. You can follow me at  I started shooting as a stringer for newspapers and in Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania.  I opened my commercial studio in Center City, Philadelphia in 1972. I shot catalogs for Spencer Gifts and Lenox China among others.  I shot fashion, runway and headshots until about 5 years ago as my wife and I started slowing to a merciful crawl and traveling and writing.  My work has appeared in magazines from Shutterbug to Sports Illustrated and I am a regular contributor for Trillium Art Magazine. I am a regular editor and contributor to Magazine.  I have exhibited in Europe as well as the U.S.  My work hangs in the permanent collection of private collectors as well as corporate venues.  Currently, my work is in the permanent exhibit at Polo’s Gallery in Rosarito, Mexico.  I have published 6 books including Art of the Muse (books 1 and 2) as well as 'Italy, through my lens.' Paris, Through my Lens.' 'Ireland, through my lens.' and others.  You can also follow all of our work at 
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Articles by Hugh O. Smith

Los ladrilleros – The Brickmakers

Under the Baja Sun Four years ago, my wife and I moved to Baja, California (Mexico). It’s a beautiful and inexpensive place to live but

Go Big or Stay Home

This past 2 years, my wife Diana and I decided to make photographic excursions around the U.S. and Europe. We have made some exciting discoveries

Art Meets Function – Pinhole Cameras

No Lens, No Focus, No Kidding. Getting bored and tired of “everything looks the same” digital imaging? In this digital age of photography where almost

Get High

No. This is not a marijuana advocacy article. It is however, an exploration and exhortation to change your point of view. Alternative  perspectives can often