Sam is a go-getter with an incredible eye. As an operator on “Whale Wars,” he brought the flair of his own style to our production. As a producer, Sam has always been my go-to choice for a dependable, hard-working, self-starting cinematographer that I can count on to capture amazing content.
— Gavin Garrison, Producer, Whale Wars


After graduating with a degree in photojournalism, I began my career as a camera operator for the American prime-time TV series, Whale Wars. Since then, I've gone on to work on various TV and film-making projects in other parts of Antarctica, the Arctic, British Columbia and Australia including digital asset management on an IMAX feature covering the Great Bear Rainforest.

My formal education in journalism and fine art has given me a strong set of storytelling skills and having cut my teeth in some of the toughest shooting conditions on Earth, I now specialize in shooting topics surrounding natural history, conservation and ecology. More often than not, I'm doing this in the world's polar regions with the Antarctic Peninsula being a particular focus.