Tales of the Cocktail is a booze fueled, week long event held annually in the great city of New Orleans. I've been lucky enough to photograph this party for the past six years and feel blessed to be invited back every Summer to be a part of it. The 2016 version did not disappoint. Events large and small were held all over town, and hoards of bartenders and cocktail fans flocked to each one of them. The Absolut Welcome Reception at the Ace Hotel was a high energy way to get the week going. Ace is a newer hotel in downtown New Orleans and is full of unique rooms and spaces. The crew at Absolute did an awesome job filling each area with visually interesting elements, lights, and a handful of the world's craftiest bartenders. Healthy servings of tasty liquor laced drinks were at every turn, time to cause a stir!
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My name is Cameron Smith, welcome to my studio. I specialize in portrait photography, event coverage, and some say I have a thing for dive bars and cocktails.. Based in Atlanta with frequent trips to Las Vegas and Portland Oregon, I love to travel. Design and writing skills are some of the extra services I can bust out with my camera. From blogs to photo books, and below average art that consists mostly of ink drawings, I'm considered by my Mom to be an artist - whatever my Mom says goes! I'm also lucky enough to be the in-house photographer with Hogs & Heifers Saloon in Las Vegas, I've taken pictures of some wild shit! When not taking pictures of said crazy things, or planning a wedding celebration on my future ranch, you can find me in my garden with my wife and pets.
Living the green life in East Atlanta for now with big farm dreams on the horizon!