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Samantha Isom
Photography, United States New York Brooklyn
Tel: 347 450-8589 Fax: 718 783-9708
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Brief Summary
Winner in the PDN PhotobookNYC contest, APA NY 1st place 2012, APA LA, Creativity International 2012 & 2013 awards, editor's choice for poptent spec commercial, among a few more awards, 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, Photographed hundres of portraits and much more. After shooting for her Alma mater'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 & AC. She is now working in NYC as an image maker, having released her first short film in April 2013 (“Shy Man..”) and her 2nd film “Straight as an Arrow” in July 2013. In October of 2010, 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.
A versatile image-maker whose still and motion photography are infused with realism, strength and integrity. She brings calm to the storm fun to the experience and sincere energy to all of
her projects. She aims to be one of the leading sources of engaging and empowering photography & video in the industry.  
You may view her work via
Essence Magazine, Columbia University, BluePrint Financial, Investment News, Baggallini, The Kostume Network, Brass Tax Productions, Chicago Social, Philadelphia Style,  Bell Atlantic, BPM Magazine,Azucar Entertainment, Jasculca/Terman, Anderson Worldwide, 
Professional Experience
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Professional Experience

Photographer, New York City 2003-Present
Provide high Quality Photography
Digital Photo Retouching
Post digital services such as archiving, file naming, delivering images to client

DP/Camera Op. New York City 2008-Present
DSLR, Sony FS 100, Panasonic DV

Freelance consultant for Photostudio, ideeli inc., NYC 2010
ideeli Inc, is the top Ecommerce fashion company of 2010

Digital Tech, photo Assistant (lighting) NYC 2003-Present
Experience includes but not limited to: Nordstrom, Ralph Lauren, Neimen Marcus,
Macy's, Target, Talbots, JC Penny, Brooks Brothers, ideeli Inc.,

Photographer, Chicago, IL 1999-2003
Catalogue, Corporate, Annual reports

Jasculca Terman (PR firm) Chicago, IL 2000-2002
Corporate portraits, group shots, corporate events, PR photography

Silver Lining Graphics Chicago, IL 2001-2002
Interiors, Catalogue, Product & digital Photography

Photo Ideas, Chicago, IL 2000-2002
Corporate portraits (including CEOs), Chicago Judicial system,
Company Annual reports

Photographer, Philadelphia, PA 1990-1999

DP, 1st AC, Channel 15 Pemberton, NJ 1987-1988
News, Sports, video shorts,


Bachelor of Music (education) - Trenton State College, 1993
Photography Minor - Trenton State College, 1993


APA-NY 2012, APA-LA 2012, Creativity International 2013, PDN photobook NYC 2012,
poptent Editor's choice 2012, Photographer's forum 2013, (ongoing)

Awards and Recognition
PDN Photobook NYC (2011)
the Photographer's Forum 2011 & 2013, 
Creativity International 2012 & 2013,
Poptent Editor's choice (Director of Photography) 2013
APA NY 1st place 2012
APA LA Off the Clock 2012

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