Sam Koren was born in Tel Aviv, Israel. From an early age and throughout his life, he has always fascinated by the visual art of telling a story, if it was by a still photo, movies or paintings. The ability of capturing a moment, a feeling or a thought and projecting it onto a medium for the world to see was something that pushed him to end up at Camera Obscura, a known school for visual arts in Tel Aviv, Israel majoring in film photography and editing.
He then continue his studies in New York, focusing on traditional animation and 3D animation and started a long life career as web designer, but he never forgot his passion of capturing that special moments on film and later, in a digital format.
Although Sam is fascinated by the old and the decayed, in the last few years, he also found an interest in street photography, capturing random people, exposing their emotions and their vulnerabilities for that split of a second when the camera click.
Sam has shown his work in Philadelphia and New York and was one of a handful of members of the Philadelphia Photography and Art Center to take part of their first ever silent auction at their yearly gala, as well as being selected to auction his work at the 2019 InLiquid’s annual Silent Auction & Benefit.
As a single dad raising 2 teenage kids, he find it financially hard to truly follow his dream of traveling and capturing new and special places, instead, he try to find the uniqueness of things around him, as he walk down the street or going on a local hike, knowing that it’s the eye behind the lens that count and not the expansive equipment.
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