Sam will talk to us about the way he interacts with funding bodies such as The Art Council and also how he approaches the production of his books via his own publishing company Diesel Books and includes Roadside Britian and Watford Gap
Roadside Britain shows the traditional and quintessential aspects of British trunk-roadside culture, with emphasis on location and environment, in a series of beautifully shot images from across the length and breadth of the UK. Depicting the people and places of a threatened livelihood, the images are by turns warm, nostalgic, quirky and melancholic, and have immediate appeal to anyone who has ever driven any distance along the country’s A and B roads.
In creating this work, Sam spent four years venturing along the UK’s many trunk roads to bring home a real taste of roadside Britain, with an innate desire to learn more about his homeland, coupled with a real love of the open road and a good cup of tea.
Sam learned 35mm photography at the age of 19 in Namibia, and his early career saw him working around the globe as a freelance chef before becoming a documentary and editorial photographer for the UK’s leading extreme sports magazines. At the age of 28 Sam returned to the UK to study for a Master of Arts in Photojournalism. He has since settled in London, where he has broadened his client-base to include some of the UK’s leading commercial brands, and he continues to publish and exhibit his work.
Watford Gap The First Motorway Services features his brand new work, bespoke prose from British poet David Harsent and archival work from celebrated documentary photographer Martin Parr.
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