Photo courtesy of  Julia Momose

Photo courtesy of Julia Momose

The Person.

Sammy was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, the fifth child of eight. He cultivated an interest in photography during his early years in high school. Since then, he has honed and maintained the art form, capturing everything from moments between family and friends, to the development of new restaurants and bars, to the exploration of countries around the globe.

He has a certain whimsy about him, which puts people at ease, whether he is behind the bar or behind the lens.