Hi, I’m Samantha

I’m a Portrait and Commercial Photographer based in London.

I grew up in East London and now live the London suburban life with my husband and two children. I left a long career in Fashion to become a Professional Photographer. I’ve found soul and meaning in Portrait, Lifestyle and Commercial Photography. Honestly, I’m pretty thankful for that.

People’s journeys, stories of their courage, vulnerability, fear and love inspire and move me. I’m drawn people who practise kindness, compassion and strength.

As for me, I’d say I’m a realist. I believe in progress through social change. I’m a Plant Mama to many – I stopped counting after 25! My favourite shows are True Detective, GOT, The Wire, Sherlock and Homeland. I love carrot cake and cosy blankets and, in my other life, I’m a professional free diver (although I don’t dive!).

I love to explore, examine and document emotional connections so I’m most at home when I can create honest stories and intense emotive portraits. I find a way with every brand, individual or family, to tell stories that help them connect with their tribe, or to document a time in their lives.

If this resonates with you, or your brand, then head over to my contact page or email me and tell me how I can help you.

My approach to what I do is with purpose and responsibility.

I choose to use suppliers that have similar values to me; those whose materials, resources and products are done with sustainability in mind.  I’d like to connect with companies whose products ‘give work’ to those who live in poverty or have limited access to education, thus empowering communities with opportunities to lift themselves and their families out of poverty. If you have any contacts or suggestions around this, please share them with me, I’d love to know.

Contact: Get in touch with me through my contact page or by emailing me samantha@samantha-black.com

Commercial clients : Lyle and Scott, Urban Flower Farmer, Urban Vintage Affair, Willow and Ayda and Naya Glow

Join me on Instagram if you’d like to learn more about me, and see more of my work too.