Samantha Cooke began her photographic education at Brooks Institute of Professional Photography in Ventura, California in 2014. By the fall of 2016, Brooks had closed its doors, and Sam chose to continue her education at Academy of Art University in San Francisco where she graduated in 2018 with her BFA in Fine Art Photography. She has assisted for various architecture photographers in both Southern California and the Bay Area. And has collaborated with a number of artists to help make their creative visions come to life.
Her graphic use of post-processing and focal isolation create surreal visual environments and make for a contemplative experience that extends past the time spent viewing.
Sam wants you to see how she sees the world: sometimes stark, sometimes flat, and sometimes upside-down.