“Bees do have a smell, you know, and if they don’t they should, for their feet are dusted with spices from a million flowers.”

Ray Bradbury, Dandelion Wine



Specimen #52, 2013
Specimen #52, 2013


Jubilee is the elastic quality of time in childhood: the time spent swinging, playing with an insect, covering your body in mud, or sniffing a wet dog. Time when the days last forever, and staring at a ladybug — really looking at a ladybug — can take an hour that feels like a minute.

Once past childhood, most people long for the uncomplicated life of a child, to somehow regain that sense of wonder in the world and its infinite beauty. Jubilee is a glance back, a longing for the freedom, the possibilities of life in its nascent stages.  Jubilee is about the melancholy of what could’ve been, as well as the magic and wonder of what is.—Parker Smith


Parker Smith is a Savannah, Georgia native who grew up in Chicago, Illinois. After moving back down South, he attended college at The University of Georgia where he discovered his true love of photography.
He has been a commercial and editorial photographer for almost 18 years. In addition to his commercial photography he works on a variety of fine art projects, photographing everything from rodeos and parades to interesting bits of trash he finds while wandering around the I-85 access road.
He lives in Atlanta with his wife of 17 years, their three very hungry boys, and two adorable Italian Greyhounds.