sam kweskin photography

by Grace Bonney

When Amy and I were in Charleston for the book tour the other week, I found myself completely blown away by the work of a fantastic photographer, Sam Kweskin. Sam’s work was on display at my favorite local coffee shop, Hope & Union. The stunning large-scale photograph (above) of a beach shot from above was next to the coffee bar, and I loved it so much that I immediately snapped a picture of the artist’s name with the mission of tracking him or her down to get more info. Cut to the book event two hours later, and it turns out that Harper from Proud Mary, who joined us at the party, not only co-owns Hope & Union, but is also friends with the photographer I was searching for.

Harper gave me Sam’s name, and the next weekend, we were sitting down for coffee and watching the New York City Marathon cut through Williamsburg. Sam recently moved to Brooklyn from Los Angeles, and I was excited to hear more about his work. I love his approach to nature, shot simply with an eye for color and letting naturally occurring patterns and shapes shine. I’m most fond of his work that focuses on oceans and rivers, but there’s not a photograph in his portfolio I wouldn’t hang in my home. I’m currently saving up for the main photo above, but if you’re interested in purchasing (or showcasing in a gallery) Sam’s work, you can contact him via email right here. Thanks again to Harper for connecting me to Sam and to Sam for creating such beautiful images. xo, grace

More images of Sam’s work continue after the jump . . .

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