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Loveland Hardware Store Employee Shows off his Photography Skills!

by Cassie Mattia

Loveland, Ohio – It’s no secret that there are a lot of creative minds in the Loveland area; the secret lies within the hidden talents that many of Loveland’s community members and local business employees hold deep down inside of them. One of these individuals is Larry Smith, a Loveland Hardware Store employee and beyond talented photographer!

Although Smith is technically retired he decided that he just couldn’t sit around and do nothing with his retirement so he decided to take a position at The Loveland Hardware Store, located in the heart of Downtown Loveland on Broadway Street next to Mile42 Coffee, and rekindle his passion for photography!

Smith shared his background with us as well as some fantastic photos he took of the Loveland area!

“I’ve been doing photography for 30 years as a hobby and absolutely love it. Landscape and God’s nature are my favorite things to shoot but of course, I love taking pictures of my family and especially our grandkids doing their activities,” Smith said. “The sunset picture (the feature image in this article) was taken in the fall of 2020 behind the Monkey Bar & Grill. It was one of those ‘right places at the right time’ and I was blessed to capture it. The 22/3 Viaduct picture (photo pictured below) was taken in the winter of 2020. My grandparents lived in this area when I was growing up and I always admired that bridge. I try to capture it at least every season of the year.”

We would like to thank Larry Smith for providing us with these beautiful photos and encourage anyone in the community who has hidden talents to share them with us by writing us a “Letter To The Editor.”

If you absolutely love Smith’s photos like we do you can contact him to take photos for you at

Stay tuned to more of your Loveland Salad With Me, Cassie Mattia!

Columnist Cassia Mattia is a resident of Historic Downtown Loveland. She is the Associate Editor of Loveland Magazine. Contact Cassie if you are interested in promoting your event or business in Loveland Magazine. Cassie also Emcee’s events so feel free to reach out if you are in need of an Emcee for your next event, fundraiser, or sports-related competition.

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