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Meet Eli Samuel Nichol of Samuel Vision in Beverly Hills

Today we’d like to introduce you to Eli Samuel Nichol.

Eli, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I have been a photographer for over 10 years. I think I may have come out of the womb holding a camera. I have shot most kinds of photography including pictures of family, strangers, events, street life, weddings, studio portraits, concert images, and friends, though I prefer to shoot fashion so I founded SAMUEL VISION to service fashion/editorial and corporate advertising.

In my heart and if you know me, I am a nerd. I am a “photo enthusiast” as well as a passionate photographer.

My dream is to grace the cover of Vogue Italia.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
I was second shooting high-end weddings for celebrity clients, when the primary shooter said, ‘shoot the details’ and walked away. after he quickly came back and said ‘What are you doing? Shoot the details!’ I replied ‘I am!’ He said, ‘You are so focused on being creative that you’re losing the necessary wedding. Take an iPhone photo, put your camera on auto for all I care. Get the shot, then move onto being creative!’ That was some of the best advice I have ever had.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with Samuel Vision – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
I cannot talk about me and not honour my good friend John Hong. He is a world class fashion photographer and he is a close friend of mine. I admire John, he has guided me, inspired me and given me a constantly higher standard to pursue.

Samuel Vision was born out of his guidance and my ambition. I created this company to give back. To create art and beautiful, evocative imagery.

So, what’s next? Any big plans?
I want my own studio.

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