Sam combines his background in fine art with photography, creating images that aim to capture the moments in between, a snapshot of life’s journey.


Sam first ventured into photography through a deep fascination with pinhole cameras. He now uses an old wooden box pinhole to record images onto medium format film. For his digital work, Sam shoots with a FujiFilm XT2 with a selection of prime lenses. He also uses an old Minolta X700 SLR which he has used to document his extensive travels as a touring musician and to help tell his story of life on the road.

Some things about Sam:

  • Sam likes to colour outside the lines, both with painting and projects.

  • He keeps his desk organised and his art drawer messy.

  • He has a little bit of wanderlust. Favourite adventures include driving down Highway 1 on the West Coast of the USA and wandering the silent foggy streets on a winters night in Venice.

  • He’s a stickler for symmetry.

  • He likes to find stories in everything - sideways smiles, horizons, the way a bow moves across strings, old cups of coffee.

  • He lives in Sheffield with his wife, actress, model and singer-songwriter Rebecca Van Cleave. They dream of one day adopting a dog and several rockstar chickens.