Sammy Baxter

Photographer/ Director

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Where are you based?
Bournemouth, Dorset, UK

Why do you take photos?
I take photos because I absolutely can’t imagine doing anything else. It’s the excitement of getting an amazing shot that is going to capture something great for me and a magazine cover or editorial.

Which image that you saw inspired you the most and why?
The shot I recently found and thought OMG this is the kind of image I want and will be shooting soon. I really like fashion incorporated with a futuristic feel to it. This image has it all for me. The composition, styling and the twist of future.

How would you describe your style of photography?
I would describe my images as fashionably current with an edge of commercialism. Recently I feel there is more of a futuristic expression running through them. I feel it’s being done on purpose by myself, throwing it in there cheekily on the day. I have personal interest in all things to do with the future including my personal way of looking at life; looking forward to the future and living in the now, at the same time!

If you could change one thing about this world with your photography, what would it be?
One main thing I would change is that if anyone wants a photographer do a shoot of ANY KIND they would have to pay for this service. Like with any service you need, or want, one has to pay so why not for all photography services! And the knock on effect would create more money for the all creatives involved, for example – photographers could then pay the stylists, makeup artists and all involved. This would be really amazing for photographers out there who work really hard and love what they do, this way they could make a good deserved living. Also, all those thousands of photographers out there who advertise that they will shoot models for free would STOP, then hopefully photography could go back to having a good potential for making a living.

Who or what is the most important thing in our life?
Gosh there are so many things that I feel are so important to our lives. If I have to pick one then I feel it would be the people that are around us; whether friends, family or work colleagues. Everyone around us has a massive effect on our lives so what I say to myself, and others, is to think about who is around you that is good for you and those who are not. Those who are not will have a negative effect on everything we do so it’s really important not to have these people around. Move on from them, keep the goods ones and you will naturally attract more positive ones.

What does the word success mean to you?
Success means to me personally succeeding in what you love doing and gaining satisfaction from what you are capable of.

What’s on your mind right now?
LOL good question!! Ummm, I’m thinking that I really need to think outside-the- box and come up with great shoot ideas, in order to stand out from the crowd!