Sam McConkey, principal photographer
A jack of all trades and a master of...well...a few. The rich life experiences that have shaped me for the last 40 years are the secret ingredient to my inspired photography and multi-media skills. I was born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska, then formally educated as a lawyer and informally as a husband and father of two. After a short stint as a trial lawyer, my creative juices could no longer be contained and I stepped into the world of the creative arts. My first stop was two years in training at the Stella Adler Conservatory for Actors in Los Angeles. My acting pursuits quickly turned into a desire to be on the front-end of the creative process and I produced several short and independent feature films. As new media has blurred the line between still photography, motion video and graphic design, I have picked up bits and pieces along the way. My love of still photography, however, holds a clear first place in my creative heart. I live with my wife and two beautiful girls in Scottsdale, Arizona.