Samantha Isom, was Raised by parents documenting every waking moment of her life. She soon followed suit. During her time as a Music Major and Photography Minor in College, she worked at photos labs, worked on independent films, shot corporate portraits and much more. After shooting for the College's publications, she went on to the commercial markets of Philadelphia, New Orleans, Chicago, Miami, then NYC where she spent some time as a photo assistant & digital tech for (but not limited to) Matt Hoyle, Paul Aresu, & F. Scott Schafer, Mark Abrahams, We Bell, Troy Plota, Paul Cruz (the list goes on).
She is now working around the globe primarily based out of NYC as an image maker in both still photography and motion/film. She released her 2nd short film “Straight as an Arrow” in July 2013. In October of 2012, she published her 1st coffee table book titled “So, What Are You Anyway?”. A Photo essay of mixed race people and their experiences as such. She is working on other personal projects while moving forward in her commercial career. Awards include (but not limited to) PDN PhotobookNYC, APA NY, APA LA, Creativity International, poptent editors choice (Southern Comfort commercial), Photographer’s Forum.