Samantha Goss is a South Carolina based conceptual photographer in the United States. She creates whimsical portraits that are romanticized versions of adventure, dreams, and life experiences. With a cinematic quality, each image appears as a moment in time that tell a story about the experiences of life.
She always had a passion for art and anything to do with music. While other children socialized, Samantha kept to herself and learned multiple ways to entertain herself without having to worry about the social pains that peer pressure offered. Learning to sing, play piano, and draw, she always had high expectations and dreams for herself. Traditionally a fine art drawer, she found other ways to express her ideas and make them come to life. Photography captured her heart at a young age and continues to grow every day. Not having any prior education, she taught herself many photographic and editing techniques that she still uses in her works today. She did not receive any formal education for her art form until her sophomore year in college where she learned how to see more than what meets the eye. Now she displays her biggest fears, her largest dreams, and her darkest thoughts for all to see and come together as a community to connect.
We all have ideas, stories, and dreams. I make mine come to life through my work. Not only am I expressing my inner most personal thoughts, I am also exposing other people’s as well giving them the okay to feel. With my work, I’m letting my audience think, get lost, and even become part of the images itself. We all connect somehow and how I connect to other people is through photography. I’ve always said, “Where my words fail me, my images speak.”