PLACE OF BIRTH
Los Angeles, USA
Jonah Smith grew up around photography, often spending time on the intricate sets of his father, the late photographer Rodney Smith. Enamored with images and particularly cinema, Smith attended NYU film school and went on to become an independent film producer upon graduation. He made more than 10 movies, including Requiem For a Dream, A Scanner Darkly, and the documentary Religulous. After 10 years in the film industry, Smith and his business partner, Palmer West, decided to pivot to the clothing industry, co-founding AETHER, a technical apparel company for both men and women inspired by adventure travel. Currently, Smith lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two sons.
“Once a thriving silver mining town and now a culturally rich, outdoor playground, Aspen is as interesting as the people who flock there throughout the year,” says Smith in the book’s introduction. “It’s a place that has long resonated with those who possess an unquenchable thirst for nature, a need to constantly seek out adventure in all its forms, and a desire to live life to its very fullest.”