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  • From the Series 'Murmuration' by Sam Hill. 49.5 x 33 inches, Sublimation print on synthetic silk
  • From the Series 'Murmuration' by Sam Hill. 49.5 x 33 inches, Sublimation print on synthetic silk
  • From the Series 'Murmuration' by Sam Hill. 49.5 x 33 inches, Sublimation print on synthetic silk
  • From the Series 'Murmuration' by Sam Hill. 49.5 x 33 inches, Sublimation print on synthetic silk
  • From the Series 'Murmuration' by Sam Hill. 49.5 x 33 inches, Sublimation print on synthetic silk
  • From the Series 'Murmuration' by Sam Hill. 49.5 x 33 inches, Sublimation print on synthetic silk
  • From the Series 'Murmuration' by Sam Hill. 49.5 x 33 inches, Sublimation print on synthetic silk
  • From the Series 'Murmuration' by Sam Hill. 49.5 x 33 inches, Sublimation print on synthetic silk
  • From the Series 'Murmuration' by Sam Hill. 49.5 x 33 inches, Sublimation print on synthetic silk
  • From the Series 'Murmuration' by Sam Hill. 49.5 x 33 inches, Sublimation print on synthetic silk
  • From the Series 'Murmuration' by Sam Hill. 49.5 x 33 inches, Sublimation print on synthetic silk
  • From the Series 'Murmuration' by Sam Hill. 49.5 x 33 inches, Sublimation print on synthetic silk
  • From the Series 'Murmuration' by Sam Hill. 49.5 x 33 inches, Sublimation print on synthetic silk
  • From the Series 'Murmuration' by Sam Hill. 49.5 x 33 inches, Sublimation print on synthetic silk
  • From the Series 'Murmuration' by Sam Hill. 49.5 x 33 inches, Sublimation print on synthetic silk
  • From the Series 'Curb Appeal - The Marketing of Sprawl' by Sam Hill. 44 x 31 inches, traditional photographic type-C print, hand printed by the artist.
  • From the Series 'Curb Appeal - The Marketing of Sprawl' by Sam Hill. 44 x 31 inches, traditional photographic type-C print, hand printed by the artist.
  • From the Series 'Curb Appeal - The Marketing of Sprawl' by Sam Hill. 44 x 31 inches, traditional photographic type-C print, hand printed by the artist.
  • From the Series 'Curb Appeal - The Marketing of Sprawl' by Sam Hill. 44 x 31 inches, traditional photographic type-C print, hand printed by the artist.
  • From the Series 'Curb Appeal - The Marketing of Sprawl' by Sam Hill. 44 x 31 inches, traditional photographic type-C print, hand printed by the artist.
  • From the Series 'Curb Appeal - The Marketing of Sprawl' by Sam Hill. 44 x 31 inches, traditional photographic type-C print, hand printed by the artist.
  • From the Series 'Curb Appeal - The Marketing of Sprawl' by Sam Hill. 44 x 31 inches, traditional photographic type-C print, hand printed by the artist.
  • From the Series 'Curb Appeal - The Marketing of Sprawl' by Sam Hill. 44 x 31 inches, traditional photographic type-C print, hand printed by the artist.
  • From the Series 'Curb Appeal - The Marketing of Sprawl' by Sam Hill. 44 x 31 inches, traditional photographic type-C print, hand printed by the artist.
  • From the Series 'Curb Appeal - The Marketing of Sprawl' by Sam Hill. 44 x 31 inches, traditional photographic type-C print, hand printed by the artist.
  • From the Series 'Curb Appeal - The Marketing of Sprawl' by Sam Hill. 44 x 31 inches, traditional photographic type-C print, hand printed by the artist.
  • From the Series 'Curb Appeal - The Marketing of Sprawl' by Sam Hill. 44 x 31 inches, traditional photographic type-C print, hand printed by the artist.
  • From the Series 'Curb Appeal - The Marketing of Sprawl' by Sam Hill. 44 x 31 inches, traditional photographic type-C print, hand printed by the artist.
  • From the Series 'Curb Appeal - The Marketing of Sprawl' by Sam Hill. 44 x 31 inches, traditional photographic type-C print, hand printed by the artist.
  • From the Series 'Curb Appeal - The Marketing of Sprawl' by Sam Hill. 44 x 31 inches, traditional photographic type-C print, hand printed by the artist.
  • From the 'Southern Cemeteries' Series by Sam Hill.
  • From the 'Southern Cemeteries' Series by Sam Hill.
  • From the 'Southern Cemeteries' Series by Sam Hill.
  • From the 'Southern Cemeteries' Series by Sam Hill.
  • From the 'Southern Cemeteries' Series by Sam Hill.
  • From the 'Southern Cemeteries' Series by Sam Hill.
  • From the 'Rural South' Series by Sam Hill.
  • From the 'Rural South' Series by Sam Hill.
  • From the 'Rural South' Series by Sam Hill.
  • From the 'Rural South' Series by Sam Hill.
  • From the 'Rural South' Series by Sam Hill.
  • From the 'Rural South' Series by Sam Hill.
  • From the 'Rural South' Series by Sam Hill.
  • From the 'Rural South' Series by Sam Hill.
  • From the 'Rural South' Series by Sam Hill.
  • 'Curb Appeal' Show at ArtShow Gallery.
  • 'Curb Appeal' Show at ArtShow Gallery.
  • 'Curb Appeal' Show at ArtShow Gallery.
  • 'Curb Appeal' Show at ArtShow Gallery.
  • 'Curb Appeal' Show at ArtShow Gallery.
  • 'Curb Appeal' Show at ArtShow Gallery.
  • 'Curb Appeal' Show at ArtShow Gallery.
  • 'So Atlanta' Show at The Contemporary.
  • 'So Atlanta' Show at The Contemporary.
  • Artist's Statement : Murmuration

  • Mur·mur·a·tion, mərməˈrāSHən, n, 1. the action of murmuring. 2. a flock of starlings

  • I began this series after being attracted to the beautifully synchronized movements of a large flock of birds I saw during my evening commute. Research led to the discovery that the flock was made up of one of the world’s most destructive invasive species- the European Starling. Introduced to New York’s Central Park in the 1890’s in an attempt to populate the park with every bird from William Shakespeare’s plays, the starling has since spread throughout North America. Mesmerizing and beautiful to watch, starlings destroy native bird habitats, cause billions of dollars in damage to crops, and threaten public health. For me, this contrast is a metaphor for our complicated relationship with invasive species and ill-conceived attempts to improve upon nature.

  • Curb Appeal : The Marketing of Sprawl

  • In my series Curb Appeal, I examine the contrast between suburbia’s utopian marketing campaigns and the less idyllic, often surreal reality.

  • Link: Review of "Curb Appeal" at Artshow Gallery by Felicia Feaster for Creative Loafing Atlanta

About Sam Hill

 
Sam Hill

 

Sam Hill creates large-scale color photographs that challenge perceptions. His artistic influences include William Eggleston, the Bechers and Andreas Gursky. In his most recent series, “Murmuration”, he uses a moving camera to evoke relative motion in images containing only sky, trees, and a flock of birds.

Sam’s artistic recognition began at an early age with success in regional art contests. These led to an after-school job printing photographs and eventually a scholarship to the Savannah College of Art and Design. There he studied illustration and art history before embarking on a successful illustration career. Over time Sam’s creative focus returned to making art with a camera. He began making a living printing for professional photographers and designers in traditional darkrooms. In the early 2000's he transitioned those skills to digital printing processes.

Today his work combines a rich aesthetic background with years of technical printing experience. Sam currently lives in Charlotte, North Carolina

 

Solo Shows

Art Show Gallery- Atlanta, GA "Curb Appeal" April- July 2002.

Fineline Gallery- Atlanta, GA "Light and Silence" March 1997.

Selected Group Exhibitions

The Light Factory- Charlotte, NC "2005 Members Show" July 2005, Awarded Best of Show.

The Contemporary- Atlanta, GA "So Atlanta" April-June 2004.

The Red Gallery- Savannah, GA "Kaleidoscapes" March-May 2003.

APG Gallery- Atlanta, GA "Southern Photography 2002" November, 2002. (Juried by Alison Nordström).

Moving Spirits Gallery- Atlanta, GA "Four Show" October, 2002. (Juried by Lucinda Bunnen).

Fay Gold Gallery- Atlanta, GA "Georgia Photographers: A Color Survey of the South" November, 2001.

APG Gallery- Atlanta, GA "The Submission Show" May- July, 2001. (Juried by Mary Anne Redding).

APG Gallery- Atlanta, GA "Only in 2000" October, 2000 (Juried by Jane Jackson).

Lynne Farris Gallery- Atlanta, GA "Remembering the City of Gold" September, 1998.

Film Credits

"The Unforeseen"- 2007 Directed by Laura Dunn, Produced by Robert Redford. Documentary on sprawl which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2007. One still image was used.

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