Sam Oster | Exhibitor | Outback Colour & Wind

Artist statement

Sam Oster is a professional photographer specialising in arts and entertainment, her work spans a broad range of genres. Working from her studio in Norwood (SA) she explores timelapse, 3D lenticular images, as well as bullet-time (time slice) techniques.

Sam Oster is one of the exhibitors at the Outback Colour & Wind and will be exhibiting images taken from one of her recent travels through the Flinders Ranges.

What motivates you to work as a photographer?

I love people and places and I am thrilled to work in an interesting career that offers me daily access to different people and places. I discovered photography at art school, where I completed my Bachelor of Visual Arts with honours. My first real job was on a short film where I did promotional stills, this type of work continuous to keep me on my creative and technical toes.

What do you think are the most important characteristics of your photography work?

I am passionate about the decisive moment, and curios about time and space. I also love to travel to distinct places and capture these moments in time.

Part of my work is also taking headshots. I see this work as a creative collaboration between myself and the subject matter. I find every headshot a challenging and rewarding experience. I strive for excellence in all of my work and I am on a constant learning curve. Having worked as a photographer for over 20 years I am constantly amazed by the development in technology and style.

What is the main thing you want your work to communicate to viewers?

Each image, constructed or discovered, is traced into our rich history of visual material. To craft this image requires care, and total commitment to the moment; to be able to capture all it offers. This is the challenge of the photographer.