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Meet photographer Sam Wiles

PUBLISHED: 08:36 09 July 2016

Sam Wiles

Sam Wiles

Of Sam Wiles

The Hernhill photographer on growing his own business, his love of the sea and passion for good coffee

Tell us a bit about you

My name is Samuel David Wiles. I’m 24 and I’ve lived in Hernhill for around 19 years now. I studied contemporary photography at the University of Creative Arts, Rochester, which is where my passion for both contemporary and commercial photography bloomed.

What are you doing now?

I am currently working as a freelance photographer and web designer in Kent and London. I shoot weekly for a fashion company in London as well as working closely with creative marketing agencies in Kent and generating my own connections within the industry.

What are your ambitions for the future?

My aim for the future is to grow a photography and creative agency with other like-minded creatives from other fields of the industry. I’m intrigued by other creative areas, in particular print and film. I’d love to learn more about them both.

Where do you see yourself 
in five years?

Definitely still in the industry, that’s for sure! I spent some time in Australia with my girlfriend of eight years and loved it there and would love to go back, but at this current moment, I am 100 per cent driven to grown my own business and see where it takes me. The big dream is to be able to work completely remotely and travel with my work.

What’s the best thing about living in Kent?

I love the sea. I was a lifeguard for five years and have always had a keen passion for the coast, so being so close to Whitstable and being able to venture down there whenever I feel like it is just great. Equally, being able to roam around the woodland with our family dogs is just as much fun. Something else that I love, is that there’s so much to discover in Kent and taking my camera out with me is always a necessity.

What are your hobbies and interests?

I have a real love for great coffee and if I’m not in my office I’ll invariably be found in my local coffee shop, Waterlane Coffee House in Canterbury. Over the past few years I’ve learnt more and more about the subject and even dreamt about opening up my own shop alongside everything else. And I love to travel and get away with my girlfriend when we can.

What music do you like to listen to?

My music choice is quiet easy going and really depends upon where I am and what I’m doing. If I’ve got hours of editing to do, I’ll play something easy going, but on the other hand you can’t beat a bit of rock mid afternoon.

What was the last book you read?

I’ve never been a big reader and I think the last book I read was The Shining by Stephen King, but since that I have started to read more art and photography based magazines, if that counts. w

www.samuelwiles.com

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