Samuel Hernandez

SH Photography

Los Angeles, CA, USA
I have always wanted to capture the world around me— after coming to the U.S. from war-torn El Salvador, I turned my attention to a different real life. I am always watching people, noticing the details that too often go unseen. I take and display my photographs so that they might give the viewers insight into who I am, and perhaps who they are. My love for art is more powerful than just about anything else; I will keep pursuing it no matter what.

Work Experience

Miller & Kreisel Sound Corp.

In House Photographer/Graphic Dept Manager

In House Product Photographer for Hi-end Speaker Manufactured. Digital Photography and 6x7 Film cameras. Responsible for daily Print Production of Catalogs, Brochures and Manuals.
January 2002 - January 2007 Chatsworth, California, United States


Freelance Photographer at SH PHOTOGRAPHY

Freelance/Independent Photographer for Numerous publications and Newspapers.
As well as Corporate and Women's shoe Designer Clients. See list.

Spanglish Ideas, LLC
The Hettema Group
Ken Kreisel Sound Design
Radiant Ink Magazine
Ellie Shoes-2012
Bettie Page Shoes- 2012
Santa Monica Daily Press(LA Marathon 2010-2011 Guide)
Rose Magazine
Gaunt Magazine
Varla Magazine
Denovo Magazine
Iconography Magazine
Ellie Shoes(Bettie Page Catalog)
Pin Up Girl Magazine
January 2009 - Los Angeles, California, United States



AA Fine Arts

Pasadena City College, Studied Photojournalism, Zone System, Product Photography and Digital Imaging
September 1995 - June 2000 Pasadena, California, United States


Spanish (Native),


Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, Canon, Digital And Film Photography, Digital Printing , Nikon, Photo Manipulation, Photojournalism,

Sam's Bio

After coming to the United States from El Salvador at the age of nine, Samuel Hernandez received his first camera as a gift at age fifteen. He took his first class in photography the same year, continuing through high school and at Pasadena City College, where he received a degree in fine art photography. While there, he served as photo editor of the weekly newspaper, Spotlight, an annual magazine, and Portfolio, a photojournalism magazine.

He has since freelanced at local papers across Southern California, as well as serving as the in-house photographer for a prestigious sound company, where his commercial work was seen in such magazines as MIX, Home-Theater, Digital TV & Sound, and Home Entertainment. In the last few years he has been working on a personal project featuring burlesque performers from all over the world, and from 2007 to 2010 was the official photographer for and co-founder of L.A. Burlesque, a promotional group. He continues to work on his extended project featuring documentary portraits of uncelebrated Angelenos.

He has also won multiple awards, including a first place for both News Photojournalism and Sports Photography from the statewide College Journalism Association. He has displayed his work throughout Los Angeles at Ave 50, Rock Rose Gallery, Michael Odell Gallery, and in the “Los Angeles City Limits” exhibit at 29 Palms Gallery, as well as Exposure Gallery’s “Views from the L.A. River” in Palm Springs and the internationally shown Foto Septiembre USA. His work was the subject of the 2009 exhibit “Wearing our Stories: Costume and Cultural Identity in the Latino Community” at the Museum of Ventura County.