Samuel Price’s portraiture is not your every-day-point-and-shoot sort of thing. His primary model is not human, but rather their joyful and expressive canine companions. Samuel’s process of collage or photo-montage uses everyday materials as a means of expression. His work has amazing depth and richness. It captures the spirit of these creatures uniquely. “Combining small pictures as the elements for color and texture within a larger picture, my work uses the same technical elements to conceive a portrait without the use of computers as a guide. Each piece of paper is cut by hand and placed individually onto the working surface, placed meticulously for it’s color and shape. I spend many hours simply digging for the materials that best fit the canvas, searching for the perfect match. Moreover, I find great joy in using materials that have been put to waste and constructing something new and special from the process.” Samuel Price
Many of us with pets feel the deep connection to these creatures as important members of our family. Our boxer Mabyl, is often photographed right along with the rest of us in our family snapshots. Our hallway is plastered with memories. From the year our boys were born, we have annually posted a few images of meaningful moments. And yes, it includes portraits of our beloved pets that have graced our lives through the years.