I'm Sam Rowley, a 22 year old Britain-based wildlife filmmaker, photographer and Bristol University biology graduate. Thank you for visiting!
Whilst I am never happier sitting, enjoying and absorbing the natural world in some far flung wilderness, I find it impossible to contain my compulsive urge to return to my friends and family to share my experiences. I’m sure that this is what drew me into the worlds of wildlife film and wildlife photography. Picking up my first stills camera when I was only 10, I’ve since taught myself camerawork, sound and editing as tools to fully immerse my audience in my stories. Please see my film, Madagascar’s Last Paradise, which I shot, produced, presented and sound recorded myself: https://vimeo.com/160134587 . I’ve been lucky enough to win over 20 awards for my photography (including winning a category in the Veolia Wildlife Photographer of the Year) and am enjoying my current work as Director of Photography for Biome Productions.
My photographs are an odd mix dominated by wildlife from the UK, the Galapagos Islands, Madagascar, and India - I spent two summers working as a photographer and filmmaker for organisations in the incredible wild areas that are Galapagos and Madagascar. Through these jobs for the Charles Darwin Foundation, Metropolitan Touring and Ecolodge Chez Arol, I was allowed to stay in these places for a huge period of time, granting me access to some sights that have barely been seen by the outside world (let alone photographed).
My photos have cropped up in places such as:
-The Wildlife Photographer of the Year annual competition
-The Smithsonian & Natural History museums
-BBC Breakfast & BBC Points West (separate pieces on my photography)
-BBC Wildlife Magazine & Outdoor Photographer Magazine
-Exhibitions in Wills Art Warehouse and Sheen Living
-An example of my articles can be found online here, on New Shoots Blog: http://www.nature-in-focus.de/newshoots/?p=1960