Birgit Krippner

Photographer
    
Smitty
Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Nationality: Austrian
Biography: Available for assignments in New Zealand and abroad. birgitkrippner@me.com Born in Austria, Birgit Krippner has lived in New Zealand since 2003. Her speciality is capturing candid images using only available light. She often works in low light... MORE
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Smitty
Copyright Birgit Krippner 2022
Date of Work Oct 2017 - Oct 2017
Updated Nov 2017
Location Red Hook
Topics Celebrity, David Alan Harvey, Documentary, Editorial, Film, Mixed Medium, Multimedia, Music, Photography, Photojournalism, Portraiture, Smitty, Musician, Steel Guitar, Red Hook, Brooklyn, NYC
'Smitty' 

NYC native Smitty plays his original compositions on National Reso-Phonic metal-body guitars bottleneck style with a virtuosity seldom heard, an intellectual take on classic Delta blues.

When I started following Smitty with my camera, only little did I know about this mysterious man. Spending early mornings with Smitty in his apartment in Red Hook (Brooklyn, NY), and ending the day with photographing him into late night. In doing so, this made me not only see the honesty and beauty of this passionate muscian, it also opened me up as the photographer, in how to best portrait Smitty's pure character.




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