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Samantha Dormehl is a freelance photographer based in Cape Town. She graduated from Rhodes university with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Photojournalism, English and Politics. After traveling and working in the UK, Europe and Asia for 3 years Sam returned to Cape Town to further her photographic career.

Her services include food photography, styling and recipe development, lifestyle photography and videography, travel and documentary photography.
Amongst other work, Sam shot and co-designed the lookbook for a bespoke range of women’s handbags, ViktoriaKate. Moreson Winefarm in Franshoek asked her to create a series of photographs that would capture the mood of their range of wines to be sold overseas”She has a way of working with light that makes you feel the magic of the moment. You can feel the warmth, it’s like you know a place’s feeling intimately without ever having been there.” said Nikki Friedman, the owner of Moreson.
Sam recently returned from India where she and her boyfriend spent 3 months traveling, photographing and filming their music video, Domino. for their band, The Scribbles of Whisper. Her food blog, When Ginger met Garlic is a collection of vegan, vegetarian and pescatarian recipes that she has developed and photographed. Sam will be in Cape Town for the remainder of the Summer before embarking on a trip to Berlin, the UK, USA and central and South America during which she will be documenting her travels by blogging, photographing and filming a music and travel documentary.


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