Photo Geek: Hello, My Name Is Allison V. Smith.

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I'm in.

That was my response when the Dallas Observer told me about the Mixmaster and my proposed role as Photo Geek, the blogger.

I'm Allison V. Smith, self-proclaimed photo geek, with a resume to prove it. I shoot with film, digital and cell phones. I shoot for myself and for hire. I collect photography books and have published a photography book. I blog and read photo-related blogs. I make zines and stickers. I collect zines and stickers.

I love photography and photographers.

And I intend to share that enthusiasm with you right here, Fridays on the Mixmaster!

It's official. Nice to meet you. Shutter, click.

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