About Me

I'm Ron Smith, "The Rawhider". I'm a leather craftsman and a retired Air Force photographer (1964-1989). I started Rawhider Studios in 1962 in Ft. Worth, TX. doing custom leather work for fairs and rodeos. I started photography to promote my craft. All that came to an end in 1964 with the Vietnam War. I joined the Air Force two weeks ahead of my draft notice, and was assigned to Military Police with the additional duty of unit photographer. At the end of the war, I was assigned to combat communications as an electronics tech. and photographer until I retired in 1989. I prefer photography to electronics, so I reopened Rawhider Studios in Hillsboro, TX.(my wife's home town) in 1990. I'm a portrait photographer and photojournalist. I shoot Hot Rod and Motorcycle shows in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area for a local car magazine and my web site, http://www.rawhiderphoto.com. I'm looking for models to shoot the shows and features for the magazine. Models should be over 18, all races are welcome, and there is no hight requirement (short models, here's your chance). Models interested in a shoot can PM me here or email rawhider@hotmail.com.

My rates are flexible (I know what it's like to be short on cash), I, also, do TFP/TFCD, and I have some paid jobs for models.

Friend Requests: When I send you a friend request it is because you are some one who I would like to work with or who's work I admire. If you send me a request, leave a tag or comment to let me know if we can work together or what you like about my work. I appreciate the requests, I would just like to know what I'm doing right to merit your friendship. Thanks.


Cruisin' Times magazine
Penthouse magazine March 2007 "On The Road"
MM models:
Dav Miller #596511
Melany Wells #110458
Emily Mae #285786
Jackie Comer #251770
Layza #264137
Cacique #277731
Theresa Le #231461
J Lee 76 #517467
Maria 537034
Sicilia Ricci #641711

MM photographers
Scribe of Souls #204376
SiVad #14436
TMK Images #341610

Make Up Artist
Va D #342886
FacesbyCrystal #457815


09 May 09 20:08
Thanks for the photo comments. I'll definitely call you up when I'm in Dallas, or if you ever in Orlando or Gainesville, hook me up too. Take care, Sarah
03 May 09 20:05
Hi Ron, It's great to see you here too. Thanks for the nice tag and add. Love your work as always. Keep it up. Take care. Have a wonderful day, Marianne
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