About Photographer Sam Stiles

How did you get into photography?

I started working with photos and video because I struggled to tell stories as a writer. I met a photographer who freelanced and he inspired me to try working with multimedia.

How long have you been at it?


I started shooting in the fall of 2012, my sophomore year of college, and I was shooting professionally by the time I had graduated.

What inspires you?

I’m inspired by people and places, and the events that tie then together.

What was your approach to/process for this particular cover?

For this assignment I knew I’d be shooting smaller objects, so i brought a macro adapter for one of my lenses. Since I knew I would be working with glass, I also wanted to make sure I could shoot from far enough away that my lighting and figure wouldn’t be distracting in the reflection.

Where else can people see your work?

People can see my work on my Facebook: SStiles photography, or on my website