Here's a little insight into the creative process and the inspiration behind the work of Sam DeGennaro.
Sam DeGennaro is a photographer who delights in experimentation and pushing back against traditional photographic processes. Her work centers on the exploration and expression of her identity as it relates to her practice and environment. Common threads that persist across her body of work include art historic iconographies and religious undertones, the merging of the ethereal and corporeal, and the use of the body as an object in art.
Exhibiting a love of the photographic process, Sam is captivated by long exposures and ghosting techniques, painting with light, and using colors and textures to represent feelings and concepts that are often difficult to put into words.
A graduate of the Lamar Dodd School of Art at The University of Georgia, Sam was the Vice President of the Georgia Museum of Art Student Association. Her work has been featured in group shows at the Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation (OCAF) in Watkinsville, GA; at Five and Ten in Athens, GA; and in Analog Forever Magazine.
"I want my audience to feel something when looking at my work, for it to stir something in their own mind around their own identities, around what makes up the parts of their whole selves just as it does for me. While my work is indeed a personal catharsis, I know that just as we are shaped by what surrounds us, we make up what surrounds others."