Debora Smail (Houston, Texas)

Debora is a New Mexico-raised, Texas-based culinary, editorial, photojournalistic, digital and film photographer.

After attending Eastern New Mexico University, Debora settled in Texas, where she shoots regularly for Houston Modern Luxury
and Texas Monthly

Her work has appeared on the cover of the coffee-table tome, Knit Knit, and Green Beans & Guacamole Cookbook, in several national glossies including National Geographic, Food & Wine, GQ, Maxim, Esquire, Time and Vogue, as well as national marketing campaigns for Schlumberger, CenterPoint Energy and Four Seasons Hotels.

Debora embraces visual genuineness in a time where everything seems to be photoshopped to perfection.

                                                                     (Top three photos provided by Debora Smail)

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“safety” photograph printed on birch

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Clockwise from top: “desert current,” “a universe in one drop,” “trestle” photographs printed on birch

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“1909” photograph printed on birch

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“cherry fruit jam cider” photograph printed on birch

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“home” photograph printed on birch

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Clockwise from top left: “1909,” “mountain time,” “smoke,” “safety,” “roadside vendor,” “trestle,” “feather” photographs printed on birch© Off the Beaten Path 2016