Samuel Bradley – A Quality of Rawness

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Samuel Bradley is a young photographer born in a country village in the southwest part of England. He received his BA in photography from UCA Farnham in 2012, and was quickly being recognized for his portraiture style of documentary and editorial work. In fact, along with his then Mamiya RZ67, some of his photography has even spilled over to fashion.

 

Mamiya RZ67

© Samuel Bradley

 

Mamiya RZ67

© Samuel Bradley

 

Samuel Bradley – A Stellar Rise

Now based mostly out of London, he developed a penchant for traditional analog photography, which initially put him in a different place than most of his peers. It wasn’t long before his quirky compositions paid off in commissions, which he’s expanded on to this day. Although he will do digital, he has had bouts with expanding into actually printing images from film. No scans.

 

Samuel Bradley

© Samuel Bradley

 

His clients have included Clarks, Paul Smith, Timberland, Infiniti, Nokia, Microsoft, ASOS, MTV, Last FM, Vice, 55DSL, Vogue Italia, AnOther, FT Weekend, The Guardian, Clash Magazine, Wonderland, Out Magazine. The most interesting thing though is his ability to easily cross over from portraiture to still life to landscape. It’s almost as if he’s still searching for a place to land. Or maybe he’ll just fly throughout his career.

 

Mamiya RZ67

© Samuel Bradley

 

Mamiya RZ67

© Samuel Bradley

 

A Career Voyeur

I like watching a career develop. It’s like being one of the first to discover a band. Well,…maybe not really. Probably just a photographer thing. Right now he’s represented by Cartel & Co., and is increasing his advertising and editorial footprint daily. His images have been said to always exhibit a “perfect mix of vulnerability and beauty”,….and I agree. Check him out at his portfolio at Cartel & Co., his website below, or as a regular contributor to ‘The Fader‘. I love that I can actually watch him grow and follow him throughout his career. And you too can lay claim to,…”I discovered that band first.” 🙂

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