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Walter Smith on Walter Kirn

Friday, April 25th, 2014

They say you can never go back, but we think Walter Smith would beg to differ. He just finished shooting a portrait of author, Walter Kirn, who is currently touring for his new book “Blood Will Out.” However, this is not the first time they have shot together – the two met about 15 years ago when Smith was shooting Kirn for a piece in GQ.

As our Walter told us, he wasn’t completely satisfied with the shot he got of Kirn – the location just wasn’t right and he had a much different portrait style at the time. The final shot had irked him and had been on his mind off and on throughout the years ever since. When he heard that Kirn had a new book coming out, Smith decided to track him down on Facebook and see if Kirn might let him take his photo again while in NYC on his book tour. Serendipitously, Kirn was traveling to NYC the following week and Smith was able to get the portrait he’d been wanting for so many years.

We think both portraits look great, but we do love the more conversational portrait style that he captured the second time around. Great work, Walter!



Walter Smith – Coca Cola Annual Review

Monday, June 17th, 2013

Walter’s done it again-another great Annual Review for Coca-Cola!  We just can’t get enough of this year’s beautiful sunlit photos.  Hope you enjoy them as much as we do!


Walter Smith for Forbes

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

We already shared the beautiful images that Walter shot for Forbes for their second annual “30 under 30” issue, but we really thought that the talent on the cover deserved his own post. David Karp is the creator of Tumblr, a platform that we here at Emissary use to keep up on inspiration, creative & current events and maybe even for our daily dose of french bulldog cuteness.

Walter shot David for the cover and opening story in New York – both David & Walter’s homebase – and we think he beautifully captured Karp’s minimal aesthetic. Simple, personal shots within the backdrop of what Karp calls “the most creative city in the world.” Stunning photos to accompany a thoroughly interesting profile on one of the “30 under 30.” You can check out the full profile of David Karp on right here. Great job, Walter!


Walter Smith for AIGA

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Walter collaborated with Marcos Chavez of TODA to shoot this for AIGA’s latest campaign to reach out to new members. Find out more information about the benefits of joining AIGA right here – every designer should belong!


“30 under 30” with Walter Smith and Forbes

Monday, January 7th, 2013

When Forbes wanted to glam up 30 of the brightest and best young adults in the nation, they knew Walter Smith would be the perfect man for the job! In December, Walter had the opportunity to work with the hand-picked list of up and comers for the feature shoot of the Forbes issue of “30 Under 30.” Included in the list are scientists, entrepreneurs, celebrities and sports stars (among others), all of whom have had an impact in their respective fields this year. This is only the second year for the list, but if last year is any indication, we won’t be forgetting the faces below any time soon.

In addition to the beautiful images, Forbes put together a behind the scenes video for the black tie photo shoot. Check it out right here and view the full profiles of the “30 Under 30” right here.

Great work, Walter!!


A Visit to the Martin Agency

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

Last Wednesday, Christopher met up with Emissary Artist Walter Smith to pay a visit to our friends at The Martin Agency in Richmond, VA. In addition to catching up with a few old friends about past times working with Walter on Wal-Mart projects, the pair brought down the portfolios of all our talented Emissary Artists to share. Here’s a few of our favorite moments – you can check out all the fun right here.


Catching up with Art Directors & Project Managers.


Walter & Mary


Hot wheels, boys! Not everyone can pull off the Crown Victoria, but somehow you’ve managed to do it.