Lifestyle and portrait photographer Samuel Elkins joins the show to talk about how, at the age of 22, he's already had years of professional experience shooting for some of the biggest companies in the country and what's next for him as he continues to evolve as an artist and a brand. Sam grew up outside of Seattle Washington. As someone who is now 6'8, he was always one of the tallest kids in his class and naturally moved towards a love of basketball. But at the age of 15 he would stumble into photography and by his senior year of high school would quit basketball to put all of his focus on his newest passion. With opportunities to intern with a local wedding photography business, and using Instagram to meet up with others who shared his love for photography, he quickly began to develop his craft. Using the pacific Northwest as his backdrop, his aesthetic became a somewhat washed out and high contrast look that earned him a big social media following and soon had companies calling to work with him. After high school he decided to forgo an art school education and chase his dreams on his own, moving to Portland where things quickly began ramping up with his business. During our conversation with talk about the motivation and hustle that went into such early success as a photographer and influencer, the aesthetic of the pacific northwest and other areas known for a certain look, surrounding himself with other positive creative people to feed off of, and the advice he gives to others who reach out to him wanting to be the next young success.
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