I’ve been interested in music, film and visual arts since I was eleven years old. That’s was when I first stared collecting LP records. Intrigued by the photography and artwork of the packaging, I saw photography and graphic design as an intricate part of the music.
I studied Sculpture and Drawing at Greenville College, Greenville, IL and Photojournalism at SUNY, Empire State College under the legendary Mel Rosenthal. Early in my photography career I worked under a number of celebrity and fashion photographers like Anthony Barboza, Jeffrey Scales, Mario Testino and Frank Ockenfelds. Soon after, I was photographing artists, authors and musicians for clients like Atlantic Records and SONY Music and the New York Times.
My documentary style is a mix of my photojournalist training and my commercial (fashion and editorial photography) experience. With weddings, I love the diversity of people, places, rituals and cultures. I hope my photos have a timeless and honest feel when future generations see them years from now.
I have photographed hundreds of events including corporate galas, award ceremonies, fundraisers, small and large weddings. I’m comfortable shooting in both large venues, small intimate spaces and everything in between.
Contact me with any inquiries or comments. I look forward to collaborating with you.
Samuel Lahoz (ˈlä-ōz)
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