Hi There, my name is Luana Sam. I am now based in the greater Boston Area. I grew up in beautiful Vicenza - City of Architecture and Gold - just an hour outside Venice - Italy. I have traveled and lived in different cities - like Florence and London - before landing in the United States. I was born into a family of photographers and tailors and have always been surrounded by Art throughout all my youth. In the process of establishing my name I have been part of Photography Contests like the International Monochrome Awards 2015 with a 3rd Place and a Honorable Mention in Fashion Photography. My first Cover Magazine was in 2011 on an Italian Photography Magazine and since then I established a long work relationship with different National and International magazines. When creating and working on personal projects my inspiration comes from artists like Horst P Horst , Steichen and Beaton.
Fashion Photographer/Photo Art Director - BOSTON - 2009 to Present
Creating and developing a full time business linked with the name of LuanaSam. Working and building trust with model Agencies - based Designers and Creative Artists. Luckily I have been published in printed magazines at least once a month in the past year.
Retoucher 2009 to Present
Education chair committee - no profit - Boston Camera club -2014/15
It has been an honor to be in charge of the Education Program for the Boston Camera Club. The main task was scheduling- researching and managing Lecturers like Bobbi Lane and Keitaro Yoshioma. The other aspect was planning a complete program in order to lead members from the basics of “how to think outside the box” through all the photography fields till the editing process.
MASTER in fashion photography 2011
This Master was based on introducing photographers on the real world creating projects from scratch and work all the way to the finished product. I attended different photoshoots following the Art Director through the all process, talking with clients and helping figure out how to deal with last minute setbacks.
ACADEMY of BELLE ARTI — 1year left to degree
The main course was based on learning the technique of the old Engraving - Printmaking. Designing and processing the Zink plate until the stamp - Creating packing and designs for logos and books.
Satellites courses attended
Sculpture in plaster and bronze
Drawing Anatomy from still-life to human being
Story of Art
Graphic and Architecture