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, “Flock”, 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
Art Show Gallery- Atlanta, GA "Curb Appeal"
"Light and Silence" March 1997.
The Light Factory-
Charlotte, NC "2005
Members Show" July 2005, Awarded Best of Show.
The Contemporary- Atlanta, GA "So Atlanta"
The Red Gallery-
APG Gallery- Atlanta, GA "Southern Photography 2002"
November, 2002. (Juried by Alison Nordström).
- Atlanta, GA "Four Show"
October, 2002. (Juried by Lucinda Bunnen).
Fay Gold Gallery-
"Georgia Photographers: A Color Survey of the South" November, 2001.
APG Gallery- Atlanta, GA "The Submission Show"
July, 2001. (Juried by Mary Anne Redding).
APG Gallery- Atlanta, GA "Only in 2000"
(Juried by Jane Jackson).
Lynne Farris Gallery-
"Remembering the City of Gold" September, 1998.
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.