About the Book
These photographs explore notions of home, place and transmission by showing a few key images from a series of places. By limiting what is shown of a place, rather than exhaustively documenting each one, a sense of the whole is built through subjective association and memory. Though each viewer is meant to have a unique experience based on the associations drawn, the places chosen follow a loosely autobiographical line through places I've inhabited.
Signal Nodes refers to components of signal flow graphs, scientific diagrams which illustrate the flow of logic or control through a system, and is meant to reinforce the idea that looking at a few key areas can give an overall impression of the state of the whole. For example, in oncology, the lymphatic system's signal nodes serve as early warning beacons and allow doctors to see how far a cancer has spread through the body.
— Geoff Smith
Geoff Smith lives in Brooklyn, New York. He was born in Mount Kisco, New York in 1970 and grew up in the suburban Northeast. After high school he moved to California where he attended the California State University, Chico, receiving a BA in Information and Communication Studies with an emphasis in Media Arts in 1993. Settling in San Francisco after college, he worked in tech-nology and new media for ten years. In 2005 he moved back to the East Coast to pursue photography full-time. He lives with his wife, the writer Orli Van Mourik and their daughter Scarlet. Signal Nodes is his first book of photographs.