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Art & Life with Samantha Baker

Today we’d like to introduce you to Samantha Baker.

Samantha, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
Let’s crack into it, shall we? Ever since I could remember, I’ve always been a creative person. Whether it was drawing, painting, or writing, whatever I could do to just keep growing in my craft is what mattered. I think a big part of it was the support and love from my parents to myself as well as my sister. Watching Disney movies non stop or enjoying the latest episode of whatever shows my family and I were watching together, creative media was always around me. It wasn’t until high school that I felt I had found the one art form I was meant to do: video. My friends and I started making silly and fun sketch videos together; I would film and edit them together with a Flip camera and Windows Movie Maker! Then I was accepted into film school, and from then on, I was non stop working on productions. It’s crazy to look back over the years to see how far I’ve gotten with my craft, and all the wonderful artists I’ve had the privilege to work with. Life is a roller coaster, and you never know where it’ll take you.

Can you give our readers some background on your art?
I do all sorts of things, but my main passions are video editing and photography! When it comes to both mediums, I love to create some really artsy and moody vibes to the shoots. Tim Burton is a huge inspiration for me, and if I can incorporate colors and contrast to my work, I tend to lean towards that. When people view my work, I hope they feel inspired to never stop creating. Without art, this world would be dark and gloomy. Art is a way for us creatives to express ourselves, whether its photography, makeup, film, painting, design, and so on. Keep moving forward and keep creating. I’ve struggled with depression and anxiety over the years, as many others have, and through my art, I’ve been able to stay sane and in control of myself. It’ll be a hard road to stay on, but in the end, it will so be worth it.

In your view, what is the biggest issue artists have to deal with?
I feel that in this industry, it’s because of how many people call themselves “photographers” or “filmmakers” and how overpopulated this outlet can be. With the growth and usage of social media, it can be very difficult but also helpful with spreading your work. We can so easily compare ourselves to others and think “oh I wish I did that” or “wow I can’t do that” and we have to remember that every one of us is different.

Don’t let the “fantasy” of Instagram cloud your own worth and never give up creating.

What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
You can follow me on Instagram at @samanthabakerfilm, as well as twitter @sbakerfilm! You can view my work at my site: samanthabakerfilm.com, and feel free to contact me through my site or social media!

If you’d like to book a shoot with me, please fill out the contact form on my website, and feel free to spread the word to your colleagues about my work. Word of mouth is the key in this industry, and whenever I’m meeting new people who need something specific that I may not be able to help them with, I always tell them about one of my connections. It’s great seeing who you connect with and meet in this industry!

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Image Credit:
Duo photo: for The Driver Era (@thedriverera, @rosslynch, @rockylynch) Styled by Marissa Motley (@marissa.motley) Grooming by Dalton (@itsjustdalton)
Neon pink photo: Sabrina Banks (@thesabrinabanks)
Closeup orange makeup: Kirpa Sudick (@kirpasudick). Makeup by Anniessa Glover (@anniessaglover)
Blue Background Photo: Matt Khaddor (@mattkhaddor), Lighting and styling by me.

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