After turning his back on in his Fine Art studies, Samuel Hicks turned to photography. He began assisting a series of photographers in London, mainly in the advertising world, serving a six year apprenticeship, before starting out as a photographer in his own right. Since then, Hicks has forged a successful career in commercial and editorial photography, travelling around the world and working for clients such as O2, Land Rover, Lucozade, The Times, The Independent and Wallpaper Magazine.
In the last few years his personal projects have incorporated working on location in Sweden, Norway, and Ireland where he shot the New York State Circus. His photograph of a Kendo Fighter Smoking was a winner in the Lifestyle & Portraiture category of the Association of Photography Awards. Samuel’s work has featured in Creative Review’s annual photography showcases of the last few years. As well as exhibiting work at the London Photographic Awards, he was also selected for the Foto8 Summer Show in 2009 and had his first solo show at Crane Kalman Brighton in 2009.
This new collection of work was taken in Chile last year whilst on a road trip for car hire firm Avis. Samuel discovered an extraordinary and varied landscape whilst driving 2,400 kilometres, many of them off road, across 7 days. The images have garnered much attention as well as winning the advertising travel/tourism section in the Moscow International Foto Awards, an Honourable Mention in the advertising section of the Black and White Spider Awards, and were selected in the AOP Open and for the Creative Review Photography Annual 2014. To see more of Samuel’s new collection of work, go to the Photographers section.