Many people have asked who they are speaking to and who is leaving the comments from this account.... It's Sam.

  

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SAM CORNWELL

 

Sam is in his element in urban locations. Busy cities, blocks of flats, buildings, decay, hustle and bustle, bright and startling. He likes to capture a moment in the finest way he knows how; waiting for that one chance, that perfect photo. For Sam - The most important part of being a photographer is not the equipment you own, or the process, it’s about being in the right place at the right time and having the patience to capture it. This concept is proved no more so than in his award winning photograph: “Kites in a Storm” An evanescent moment caught while the conditions were perfect. It’s moments like this that have helped propel Sam into becoming a professional fine art photographer.

 

Sam’s niche is almost certainly documenting graffiti. Whether it be a colourful tag, or a political stencil, he has it in his portfolio. As graffiti goes hand in hand nowadays with most urban locations, he’ll hunt some down whenever he’s in a new city. Sam has already been awarded his Licentiateship and Associateship with the Royal Photographic Society. By no coincidence, both submissions were made up of panels focused on graffiti; something he has simply built on with no conservations since.

 

It’s not all about spray cans and vandalism though. Sam has recently been working on a large project about Beggars in the UK. This idea was first visited back in early 2007 when he did a graphic piece of photojournalism on a drug addict in Winchester. The shocking panel of six called “Stephan’s picnic” was met with great praise and interest, showing he was capable of branching out into all areas of urban photography.

 

The fact that Sam knows these type of pictures are not always attractive and generally don’t appeal to everyone does not deter him. He openly admits that he’d prefer people to hate his work rather than have no opinion at all. This is what makes Sam stand out as a photographer and why every photo of his will leave some kind of impression on you.

 

 

SCOTT SEYMOUR

 

Having no formal photographic qualifications, Scott is a completely self-taught artist. He has formed his very own unique style by choosing to work at opposite ends of the day; it is during these times when you are most likely to experience spectacular light and vivid colours.

 

Scott has the rare ability of being able to capture incredible landscapes with a camera. His images are not only beautiful portraits of nature, they reflect scenery that is often overlooked and seldom seen in certain light. His recipe for a perfect photograph is methodical and time consuming, sometimes setting up in near total darkness, preparing his equipment while he waits for first light.

 

‘Landscape photography’ often suggests views of the countryside or mountainous backdrops. Scott may have travelled to many parts of the world in search of exceptional landscapes but prefers to focus the majority of his work on seascapes.

 

His favored retreat is on and around the coasts of England. This country has a concentrated variety of diverse and stunning scenery. From its rugged coastline, fronted by sheer cliffs, softened by stretches of glistening shingle and sand, to an ever changing world of hills, dales, mountains and moors; England has plenty to offer the landscape photographer.

 

Hidden behind many of his pictures is a story of disappointment; dawns where the sun didn’t show or evening light that was unable to break through. However, Scott’s persistence proves more than rewarding. He’ll revisit the same location time after time patiently waiting for the opportunity to create one of his enigmatic images.

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  • JoinedJanuary 2009
  • OccupationFine art urban photographer
  • CountryUK
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moo says:

'ArchedRoof' to me is Sam, simply because he's the one who speaks (sorry Scott but I don't know you, though your photography is amazing) and he has become a very good friend and is always willing to help with anything - not just photography. He says nice things, produces some fantastic images and is a genuine, lovely p… Read more

'ArchedRoof' to me is Sam, simply because he's the one who speaks (sorry Scott but I don't know you, though your photography is amazing) and he has become a very good friend and is always willing to help with anything - not just photography. He says nice things, produces some fantastic images and is a genuine, lovely person. He makes me laugh and makes me think and occasionally even makes me cry. Sometimes he even draws silly hats on my photographs and makes inappropriate comments. Yet I still love him. I will now go and find the sick bucket. Thanks for being a friend, Sam.

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April 14, 2009

His camera takes great photos. His keyboard writes interesting things. His personality defects make me laugh.

March 29, 2009

I have been in contact with Sam for a few years now. I am amazed at the way his photography has progressed. I have also watched ArchedRoof from it's inception. Sam has been an incredible help to me, sharing with me much of his knowledge. I love his work, he has a different visionary ability, which is, in my opini… Read more

I have been in contact with Sam for a few years now. I am amazed at the way his photography has progressed. I have also watched ArchedRoof from it's inception. Sam has been an incredible help to me, sharing with me much of his knowledge. I love his work, he has a different visionary ability, which is, in my opinion, special. I have got to know Scott's work through Sam. His landscape work is second to none. I keep going back to their site for inspiration. Good luck guys in all your future endeavours.

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January 9, 2009
poised hat (deleted)

I have been following Arched Roof (Sam in particular) for a couple of years now and he never ceases to amaze me. I love reading about the different interesting projects he works on and seeing the photographic results. Sam has also been kind of a mentor to me in my development in photography skills. I am very grateful f… Read more

I have been following Arched Roof (Sam in particular) for a couple of years now and he never ceases to amaze me. I love reading about the different interesting projects he works on and seeing the photographic results. Sam has also been kind of a mentor to me in my development in photography skills. I am very grateful for his harsh but honest criticism. Keep up the good work guys!

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January 8, 2009

I feel very privileged to know both of ArchedRoof's creators. Sam single-handedly converted me to photography, took me under his wing and helped me to develop different techniques enabling me to gain a real interest in fine art photography. I have followed Arched roof for the last 18 months and am yet to find a… Read more

I feel very privileged to know both of ArchedRoof's creators. Sam single-handedly converted me to photography, took me under his wing and helped me to develop different techniques enabling me to gain a real interest in fine art photography. I have followed Arched roof for the last 18 months and am yet to find any of their work tiresome, and quite often return to either their Website, Facebook group or flickr site, to "recap" on my favourite images. Good luck with your forthcoming projects Guys, and Thanks Gareth

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January 8, 2009
Swanky Jump (deleted)

Sam has some really amazing photos in his collection. Some of the best I have ever seen. Definately worth a look. Since I have known him he has come really far in the world of business... Especially for his age. Good luck to him!

January 6, 2009