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Grit And Gratitude
w/ Brian Bowen Smith

How patience & persistence led to a prolific photography career.

Brian Bowen Smith is a legendary photographer known for his celebrity portraits. He’s shot key art for movies, television & magazines & his portfolio is prolific.

He’s photographed Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, Martin Scorsese, Kevin Hart and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. But things weren't always so smooth.

"I suffered immensely when I first started. And I made my opportunities."

We talk about Brian’s humble beginnings & how starting out with nothing gave him an outlook on life that carry’s through to this day. He also uncovers how one becomes a celebrity photographer and the ten year struggle he had to break into the industry.


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