Sam Kaplan, New York City based still-life photographer, was born and raised in Boston.
He received a B.A. from Wesleyan University, in studio art and art history. Sam studied both conceptual sculpture and traditional photography.
Through commercial photography Sam is able to exercise his two favorite skills – creative problem solving and conceptual thinking.
Kaplan understood early on that a successful career isn’t just about taking a great photo; it’s about marketing. A look at his website and other promotional material clearly defines where he’s coming from as a photographer.
“I try and take away as much from the picture as possible until I get to its essence. I think when you start adding a lot of elements to the picture, you’re often detracting from whatever the picture is trying to say. It’s a reductive process. I want to get to the root of the problem.” Sam Kaplan