About Sam

Sam Sanchez is a Filipino visual communicator, graphic designer, film photographer, and digital cinematographer who always works in the intersection of humanities and sciences, with his hybrid and unorthodox methods in practicing design, photography, and cinematography. 

He completed his baccalaureate degree in Communication Arts, with a major in Media Arts at the University of the Philippines Mindanao in April 2014, and is currently finishing his MA in Integrated Design at the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences (Hochschule Anhalt) in Dessau, Germany.

Currently he works as a freelance graphic designer and film photographer, gives lectures and seminars on film photography in the Davao art community, and is a member of Rangefinder Filipinas and PDExposures.

His photographs have been published in Sun Star Davao, Mindanao Times, and LIEU Magazine.


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Artist's statement

I do not see myself merely as a designer or photographer or cinematographer – rather I am a storyteller of images.

Whenever I design visuals, make photographs, or compile scenes of everyday life, I capture stories of people, places, events, and the anything of everything, driven by simplicity and minimalism in design, the timelessness, aesthetic, and philosophy of film photography, and the flexibility of digital cinematography. Whatever the medium, my goal is to create media that capture experiences, not just megapixels, visual systems, or frames.

After all, we are all made of stories, right?

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