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Sam is a talented young photographer based out of London who’s work is easily recognisable by it’s considered stylised look and clean composition. Focused around portraiture and sport, Sam’s ability to work fast and efficiently means he can adapt quickly to get the most out of his subject, whatever the challenging situation or location.
Brought up in multicultural family, speaking English, French and Spanish, travel and exploration have become an important part of his life, showcased in his photography, with a strong emphasis on the local people and their culture. His languages allowing him to communicate with his subject on a much more personal level.
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spotlight magazine Nov 2018 awards winners 2018
"This shot is part of a series which aims to do justice to the greyhound, and its embodiment of pure power and elegance. It is also a technical exercise; to freeze a precise moment, capturing it with three cameras at the same time with alternative angles from above and head on.
Initially, the plan was to use a laser trigger to sync the firing of cameras and flash, but due to unforeseen technical and weather issues, I had to completely change my approach and shoot in pitch darkness in order to capture the set of images.
I went through the GBGB (Greyhound Board of Great Britain) to find an approved trainer and assess the conditions in which the dogs were kept. This particular trainer has their own retirement kennel to ensure all their retired racing greyhounds are either well looked after by them or re-homed.
This photograph marked a defining moment in the progression of my photography and I am delighted it was recognised by the Spotlight Awards."