Sam Bowen is a photographer, based in London, with a passion for people and their stories.
Sam discovered a love for photography many years ago and he was determined to understand as much about the craft as possible. From 2003, taking what began as a hobby much more seriously, Sam set out to assist and learn from various photographers. Among them was Jason Bell, who he assisted on photoshoots for Vanity Fair, Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Warner Bros, Sport Relief, The Royal Opera House and more.
Sam’s photographic clients have included UBS Wealth Management, UBS Investment Bank, Warner Music, London Symphony Orchestra, Borne charity, American Express UK, Telegraph Group, Arts For Life and The British Fashion Council.
Sam’s work life has included many years within media and communications, latterly running the UK arm of an international PR agency, headquartered in NYC. Because of this, Sam has an inherent understanding of branding and identity as well as working to tight schedules and budget. His experience in communications includes work with brands such as Paramount Television, Virgin Radio, Buena Vista International, Express Newspapers, Global Radio and Universal. He was also a journalist on the Camel Trophy in Tonga & Samoa in 2000.
With people, portraiture and street photography as his primary focus, Sam’s interest in strong tonal contrasts between natural light and dark as well as the innate absurdism of the everyday has begun to impact his current work. Whether he’s working for clients or on his own personal projects, Sam’s commitment to making interesting photographs is endless.
photo credit: @theo.cottle