Brooklyn, new york
Four years ago, photographer Samantha Pease found herself at a crossroads. She decided to uproot her life from her hometown of Seattle to move to New York City. In search of new inspiration, Pease made the transcontinental journey in search of something drastically different from what she had always known.
Pease's work centers around subjects in her immediate environment. While in the Pacific Northwest, the majority of her work was inspired by the splendor of her surroundings, and she focused on the forests and vistas that naturally come to mind when thinking of that region. The move to New York was exactly what she had been in search of. The change brought a new interest in portraiture and in the “byproducts of metropolitan existence.” Inspired by the Dadaists and Surrealists, much of Pease’s work reflects similar themes.