If you're reading this, obviously I survived the first two days of the 2016 River Run with Hogs and Heifers Saloon. I wasn't a virgin of Laughlin Nevada, but it was my first time to the River Run, and also my first time traveling with the Hogs road show. The experience was truly a circus from start to finish. The H&H family is a little crazy, I mean that as the biggest compliment possible. If they weren't a crazy group, I probably would have grown bored of this photo assignment years ago. After my move to Portland Oregon, I was unsure if the H&H project would continue. Once I settled in the greener pastures of the Pacific Northwest, I realized that I missed my favorite dive bar and taking pictures during their events. Surprisingly I found myself reaching out to the owner Michelle on a few occasions asking her if I could come back down and cover a couple of her annual parties. One party turned into two parties. Then three yearly trips to Vegas turned into four, and before you know it, I was shooting more for the world-famous dive bar than I ever did when I lived there. That's pretty fuckin' awesome isn't it? What's the G.I. Joe lesson in all of this? Don't burn your fuckin' bridges! You never know what your future can bring no matter where you live. Fuck you, I STILL drink at Hogs... See you in Laughlin!
Fuck you, I drink at Hogs! I also take pictures there, and other cool places... Follow me bitches!
My name is Cameron Smith, this is my studio and farm! We specialize in chicken portraits, cocktails, cannabis and dive bars.. Based in the ATL with frequent trips to Las Vegas and Portland Oregon, we like to city hop! Design, another thing we do at the farm! From photo books to below average art that consists mostly of ink drawings, we're creative folks. We're also crazy enough to be house photographers with Hogs & Heifers Saloon in Sin City AND Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans....We see some crazy shit! When not taking pictures of said crazy things, or planning a wedding celebration on a future ranch, you can find us in our garden with the dogs, cats and chickens!
Living the green life in St. Johns North Portland for now, the Smith Farm in Ellijay Georgia in our future??
Follow thy future farm, the journey will be fun!