An accomplished NY photographer, Pamela Rankin Smiths’ photos are on display at CSM Art & Frame this summer.

Pamela had borrowed her fathers Kodak Brownie Box camera when she was a little girl and continued taking pictures throughout her life. Mainly of people, her subjects ranged from animals to certain parts of animals. She once found her shaggy white dog climbing into a rural mailbox where a bone was hidden…it took off from there. She took endless rear end shots of hippos, elephants, and other animals.¬†Aptly named, her series ended up being called “Asses” now, “Bottoms Up.”

As her works progressed she studied with Ansel Adams and George Rice at the International Center for Photography in NY. Her work began improving in technique and in expression. Some of her exhibitions included Nikon House, the NY Camera club and the Overseas Press Club. Pamela died in 2013 in upstate NY.

CSM is pleased to be showing Pamela’s works for a limited time. All pieces are for sale.


Also on view through the summer:: Seascape pastels and small works, mixed media paintings, photography, vintage seaweed from the 19th c., new and vintage bookplates of shells and sea life.