Samantha Levi describes herself as a "visual colonialist" — traditional in her artistic craft and an emotional control over her art. She finds comfort in both nostalgic and comedic images. Samantha encompasses a strong sense of style and edginess — putting her ‘real-ness’ and passion for the craft ahead of the pact. Her deep roots in film photography and true understanding for the 'art of photography' has defined her style throughout her career. Passionately interested in music and fashion as a lifestyle, she produces photographs that incorporate these interests, her technical studies, her travels and her overall passion for the art.
“My goal,” she said, “is to find the beauty in what is real, to produce images that mix euphoria and the kindred spirit. Finding and capturing those loving, honest moments — all the while striving for strong art direction and the emotional connection within each frame.” With over a decade of photography experience, Samantha encompasses a certain je ne sais quoi atheistic on and off set.
Samantha Levi Photography is a women-owned business in the heart of the midwest specializing in creative content creation for brands, businesses, and individuals alike. She has both east and west coast connections and works as a local. She is available for worldwide assignments AND as past has proven, is willing to jump on a plane at a moment's notice. She prefers palm tree life and cannoli on her birthday. On off days you can find her jumping on the trampoline with her son Auggy and Olde English Bulldog, Merle.
Coming January 2020 Samantha is opening Phare, a space formed on the ability to connect illuminated innovators.
CREATIVE MORNINGS KC
HAND & LAND
J. RIEGER & CO
NATIONAL BANK CARD
NATIONAL WW1 MUSEUM & MEMORIAL
Samantha Levi is a daring Kansas City fashion and branding photographer who takes evocative, colorful, and glamorous shots and portraits. She has built her name for her ability to play with framing, color, and repetition to take shots that would otherwise be straightforward, and turn them on their head into rebellious, confident works of art. Her work helps people and brands get recognized, burrowing their distinct image into a part of people’s memories.
Samantha Levi was recruited senior year of high school to high jump for the University of Central Missouri. She took the offer and studied photography while training and competing year round. In addition, Samantha studied Photography at Milwaukee Art Institute in the Summer of 2004 and took a semester abroad at Unitec Institute of Technology in New Zealand. She graduated top of her class from University of Central Missouri with a Bachelors of Photography in 2008. Following graduation, Samantha obtained an 18-month contract position with PHOTOWEBUSA photographing hotels and virtual tours for IHG —Vagabond living all over the northwest and into Canada gaining brand knowledge. Hotel photography gave Samantha a glimpse into brand identity and creating imagery for the viewer in mind. In 2014, Samantha started Samantha Levi Photography in Kansas City, Missouri and teamed up with production company LIQUID 9. Samantha bridged the gap from hotel and interior photography to advertising photography and has a vast client list from cheeseburgers to rappers. In 2016, Samantha shot Wendy's "Summer Sip Me" Social Campaign.
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