Kayla Smith is a photographer who lives and works in Peapack, New Jersey. She graduated from Drew University in 2016 with a major in Studio Art with a concentration in Photography, and a minor in Film and Media Studies. She focuses on making portraits of the people in her life and addresses identity in her work.
I use photography to explore my fascination of people and their psyches. I focus on photographing family and friends, which brings familiarity to the images. I use color instant photography for its raw immediacy. My small photos allow me to reveal my subjects as genuinely as possible. Through intentional posing and carefully staged compositions, I explore my subject' identities.