Spidey Smith

Raised in San Diego but now residing in Nashville, Spidey got his start as a director in the music video world back in the hay day of MTV.  He’s the creative mind behind some of the most iconic videos for such artists such as Eminem, Duran Duran, Gavin Degraw and Good Charlotte.  Upon directing music videos for more than a decade, Spidey craved an additional outlet for creativity, thus transitioning into photography.  An added feather in his hat one would say.  Sensing a shift in the music industry, Spidey made a calculated move to Nashville, where he quickly made a name for himself directing videos and photographing country superstars likeJason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett, Jake Owen and Lee Brice to name a few. 


After years of honing his craft as a director and photographer, Spidey has his sights seton creating stories through advertising. His imagery has a beautiful aesthetic, with a keen eye for striking visuals and a passion to uncover what makes each brand unique and compelling.  Spidey has since directed and photographed campaigns for brands like Chevrolet, RAM, Ford, Toyota, BudLight, John Deere, Vanderbilt University, and Home Depot.



*Not all of the director’s work examples were produced by Gear Seven*