A Man In Search of Meaning (15 pics)

As we go through life we often think about why we're here, what the meaning of life is. In these photos, photographer Rodney Smith shows us a man who's in search of these answers, a man who's life's quest is to find himself. Shot in black and white, the curious man travels far and wide, only to find that the real answers lie within him.

"I learned how to step back, so that the model became a figure rather than a portrait. He becomes part of the story, reciting lines with me, rather than at me. It is a story with him as a character, a personage, rather than a novel about him.

"Also particularly with the men, the story or anecdote became whimsical and humorous. It was a way to make the images as compelling (or for me even more compelling) than my earlier work, yet it is completely different. It was my way of dealing with the cards that were provided, and finding a hand that was stronger than the one I was originally dealt." - Rodney Smith

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Comment by Alyssa Anda on December 6, 2010 at 8:42pm
Definitely one of my faves! :) The black and white really do it justice.
Comment by moe rayatparvar on February 10, 2010 at 9:11pm
these are awesome!
Comment by Annie on January 27, 2010 at 11:40am
I <3 Rodney Smith!! I fell in love with him after you first posted some of his work a while back. Thanks for keeping us posted on this unbelievable talent =)
Comment by Good Stuff on January 27, 2010 at 5:59am
great photos - thanks
Comment by Eugene on January 26, 2010 at 11:00am
these are cool!

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