We’ll be featuring Matthew Jordan Smith soon on our Mind Your Own Business Program this month. However here’s a great interview with him from Photofocus contributor Stephan Bollinger.
Celebrated photographer Matthew Jordan Smith has worked with some of the top names in entertainment today including Halle Berry, Jennifer Connelly, Jamie Foxx, Mandy Moore, and Oprah Winfrey. Singer and actress Vanessa L. Williams, television personality Star Jones Reynolds and basketball legend Michael Jordan have all chosen Matthew to create their personal portraits while Pantene, L’Oreal, Revlon, HBO and Showtime are just a few of the international clients that have used his artistry to showcase their vision. Matthew’s knack for relating to his photographic subjects on a personal level led to the creation of his first book published by St. Martin’s Press, Sepia Dreams: A Celebration of African-American Achievement Through Words and Images in the Fall of 2001. Sepia Dreams is a collection of photographs and interviews with fifty African-American celebrities whom speak candidly about the motivations and qualities that enabled them to find and embrace their dreams. E! Entertainment featured an interview in which celebrities Samuel L. Jackson, Halle Berry and Taye Diggs speak about their involvement with Matthew in making Sepia Dreams.