The Photographer

Hi.  I am Sam, the photographer behind Beaux Arts Photography.  This is the part of my website where I tell you a little bit about me as a person and a photographer.  Let’s start off with telling you about me as a photographer.

My journey as a photographer started when I was 18 years old. I have always loved art, and I always wanted to be an artist, an architect, a painter, or an interior designer. Growing up, photography wasn’t really on my list of pursuits.  My love of photography didn’t begin until I started art school.  I loved all kinds of art, but I found something else in photography that the other disciplines don’t have, which is capturing the spirit of the moment while preserving it for the future,  just like a time machine.  For example, I can stare at a painting for hours and be captivated by the artist’s imagination, but when I look at a photograph, I see reality, an actual event, and exact places.  If you look at the photograph, Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima, by Joe Rosenthal, you will see the actual soldiers who raised the flag, the actual flag they raised, and the exact location where they raised it.

How do you describe your style?
Real and fun.  Reactive not proactive.  I anticipate the moments, but I do not make the moments.
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Here are some fun facts about me.
It is really hard for me to write a description of myself, so I decided to write a list of my favorite things.

My favorite CD? Any Eagles CD
If I could go anywhere in the world where would you go? Italy
Favorite brand of clothing? The Gap
Favorite sport to watch? Football
Favorite candy? Ferrero Rocher chocoloates
Favorite flower? Tulips
Favorite drink? Coffee
Favorite day of the week? Saturday
Favorite restaurant? Saltgrass Steakhouse
Favorite number? 7
Favorite TV show? The Office
Favorite movie? The Matrix
My favorite junk food? Don’t eat junk food anymore:)
What is a day on the calendar I am looking forward to?   Christmas
What church do I attend? St. Philopateer Coptic Orthodox Church
If I were a crayon, what color would you be? Blue
Hair color? I am bald :)
Summer or winter? Summer
Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate
First thing I did this morning? Eat breakfast with my boys
Pets? A dog
Height? 5′ 11″
Eye Color? Green
Things you’ll find on my desk? A Coffee cup, cell phone, and computer
My next purchase for my business will be? a new Mac
What I would eat if it were my last day on earth? Hot wings
One thing I do to keep in shape? Walk my dog everyday
My life is? wonderful: I have a beautiful wife two amazing kids and the most amazing job in the world
Photographers I appreciate? Brassai