Ralston Smith is a multi-disciplined content creator (Director, Editor, Cinematographer, and Still Photographer) specializing in documenting stories around music, culture, social justice, and entrepreneurship.
He has worked with musicians such as Outkast, Little Dragon, Gregory Porter, Robert Glasper, Bloc Party and Aloe Blacc; has shot internationally in places such as Cuba, Cameroon, Ghana, Anguilla; and has had his work distributed or appear in films/sites/networks such as the oscar winning documentary about Amy Winehouse “Amy”, Rolling Stone Magazine, Vice Records, National Geographic, PBS, The Africa Channel, and okayplayer.com.
Last summer, he was selected by Prince to be the only photographer to shoot his historic “Rally for Peace” concert, as well as to direct and edit his lyric music video about police brutality, “Baltimore”.
Ralston also co-directed, co-produced, and edited musician Eric Roberson’s “Erro Live: Vol.DC” live concert CD/DVD. An entrepreneur at heart, he recently started the project “creatives + cashflow” where he profiles and interviews different creatives about the business side of their craft.
Ralston is passionate about working with youth and has worked as a teaching artist educating kids and teenagers about the importance of their stories and how they can use the mediums of photography, video editing, and video production to do so.
Please feel free to reach out to Ralston if interested in working with him on a project or seeing more of his work.