About the Book
Jeff Smudde (pr. “SMOO-dee”; b. 1997, Michigan) is a photographic artist based in central Illinois. Jeff began his photographic journey in 2010, but has always had a fascination with the medium since the early 2000’s. He was exhibited in Sydney, Australia at The Other Art Fair, had his first solo exhibition of Moth in Ottawa, Illinois. He was awarded a Friends of the Arts grant to create the Class of 2019 Photo Major exhibition at Illinois State University. Jeff holds a Bachelor of Art in photography and a minor in mass media from Illinois State University. He photographs the contemporary American landscape and the American vernacular, primarily working within Illinois and the Midwest.