I am a NYC based photographer. I grew up in NYC, immersed in the incredible diversity of music and lifestyles of NYC. From Jazz and R&B to Punk Rock and Hip-Hop, it was through music that I was exposed to the printed visual language of LP covers, magazines, concert posters and band photos.
In college, I majored in Photojournalism. I studied under the legendary Mel Rosenthal at SUNY, Empire State College. Photography transported me. Allowing the opportunity for free exploration of people and places with just a metal and glass passport, my camera.
After college, I went on to work under a number of celebrity photographers including Anthony Barboza, Mario Testino, and Frank W. Ockenfelds. We were doing magazine shoots, major ad campaigns, CDs covers, movie posters. Soon after that, I was shooting artists and musicians like the ones who inspired me in my youth for clients like SONY Music, Atlantic Records, Alternative Press, and The New York Times.
I love documenting people. Inspired by the old master photographers like Weegee, Man Ray, Richard Avedon, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Mary Ellen Mark and Margaret Bourke-White, my style is a unique combination of my photojournalist training and my commercial/editorial experience.
Feel free to contact me with any inquiries or comments.
Samuel Lahoz (la-ōz)