10 minutes with Sam Kaplan

Interviews with Photographers May 8, 2013 7:43 am

When did you first know that you wanted to be a photographer? Did you always plan on going into still-life photography?

When I was in high school. It was the one thing that was totally satisfying yet I still wanted more. I was never very interested in portraiture but I would spend hours in the darkroom making photomontages. In college I had a few conceptual sculpture classes and those classes kind of provided a similar feeling to making photomontages, trying to make something interesting and beautiful within some limitations.

Sam Kaplan

Sam Kaplan – Flossed

Sam Kaplan

Sam Kaplan – Flossed

Sam Kaplan

Sam Kaplan – Flossed

Sam Kaplan -  Feed

Sam Kaplan – Feed

Sam Kaplan -  Feed

Sam Kaplan – Feed

Sam Kaplan -  Feed

Sam Kaplan – Feed

Sam Kaplan -  Feed

Sam Kaplan – Feed

Who were some of the first photographers that inspired you?

Jerry Uelsmann, Edward Weston, Irving Penn. My high school had those photographers’ books in the photo classroom.

Sam Kaplan - Form

Sam Kaplan – Form

Sam Kaplan - Form

Sam Kaplan – Form

Sam Kaplan - Form

Sam Kaplan – Form

Sam Kaplan - Form

Sam Kaplan – Form

Sam Kaplan - Form

Sam Kaplan – Form

Sam Kaplan - Disposables

Sam Kaplan – Disposables

Sam Kaplan - Disposables

Sam Kaplan – Disposables

Sam Kaplan - Disposables

Sam Kaplan – Disposables

If you could go back ten years, what advice would you give yourself?

Assist as many people as possible, keep your eyes open – you can learn something from everyone.

Sam Kaplan - Consumables

Sam Kaplan – Consumables

Sam Kaplan - Consumables

Sam Kaplan – Consumables

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Sam Kaplan – Insert Here

Sam Kaplan - Insert Here

Sam Kaplan – Insert Here

Sam Kaplan - String

Sam Kaplan – String

Sam Kaplan - Milestones

Sam Kaplan – Milestones

Sam Kaplan - Milestones

Sam Kaplan – Milestones

Sam Kaplan - Milestones

Sam Kaplan – Milestones

Sam Kaplan - Milestones

Sam Kaplan – Milestones

Any words of wisdom for the up and comers?

Shoot as much as you can, and be on time.

(Sam is based in New York. See more of his work, here)

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