About the Artist: Sam McDaniel
Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Sam moved with his family to Massachusetts
when he was two. His early interest in photography motivated him to save his
allowance money to purchase his first camera at the age of seven. His earliest
work caught the attention of friends and neighbors and his craft began to
blossom as Sam learned new ways of capturing his New England surroundings.
At age 10, he began selling hand-made photo greeting cards at local arts events
and church fairs. Sam used his earnings to upgrade his equipment and to begin a
vintage camera collection.
Sam decided to move his work in different directions through his AP art class at
North Andover High School. When friends asked him to take their senior portraits
for the yearbook, Sam found a new calling as a portrait photographer. You may
see many of these portraits on this website and the North Andover High School
2014 yearbook. Sam used portrait photography as the centerpiece of his college
portfolio collection. Sam will be attending Lesley University in Cambridge to
pursue a BFA in photography in August, 2014.