Ricky Sam Winther
I always knew that photographing would be my passion, and the way I could use to tell stories.
I have been well around in the photography business and done every thing from kindergarten photo, weddings, documentary, commercial and straight business portraits.
When ever I get the chance, I like to go out in nature to photograph landscapes. That is where I get my ZEN moments and charge up my creative approach to photography.
As a photographer, i love to teach other how to get the lights right and use their camera, so I make a lot of courses and workshops. Both in Denmark, but also in other countries.
Through out the time, i have had my photos exhibited in all of Denmark and New York in gallery and at Time Square.
Ricky Sam Winther specializes in
● Fashion and Editorial
● Teaching and doing Photography workshops
● Corporate & Actor Headshots
Our readers would love to get to know you more Ricky Sam. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you?
Im a photographer based in Denmark, born in Sweeden.
When I tell stories, i do it in pictures. I know in very few seconds how to present a person in a photograph.
Ricky Sam, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Photographer?
My passion is photographing and traveling.
I started at the age of 5 with my uncle in his darkroom.
I can still smell the pictures develop.
From there on I kind of always had a camera and took pictures, so it came naturally to go into the business at an early stage.
Who is your inspiration in life Ricky Sam? How do you keep inspired?
My inspiration is my family, my wonderful wife and kids.
I get a lot of creative ideas when I spend time with them.
We all make mistakes Ricky Sam; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Photographer; you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
Once I did a workshop in lighting, and there was one student, who did not know the basic of his camera, so he was asking so many questions that he should know the answer to, and I remember I got so mad and took him out of the workshop.
I wish I had offered him a low price on a basic course instead of just throwing him out.
Ricky Sam , when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Photographer, how do you go about prioritizing your clients’ needs?
When ever i do a shoot or work on a clients needs and wishes, i make sure that it is the only thing i focus on.
That is also why the name of my business fits like a glove " ZEN" is for me to be present in the time you are in, not yesterday or tomorrow, but now. Only then you can give your very best.
Please tell us Ricky Sam, about a time you had to be very strategic in order to meet all your top priorities as a Photographer?
It happens that i say no to clients, that do not meet my style or where i can sense that they are in for a barking on price. They are bound to be trouble, and i avoid to engage a contract.
Ricky Sam, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
Once i did a photoshoot with a dentist, and i did a half face shoot, as that was the way his clients saw him most of the time, he took the idea and loved it.
Ricky Sam please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Photographer. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you just want to share to everyone. What is it and why?
I did a serie with a fellow photographer Jiri Thomas.
We came up with the idea to make focus on act of violence and the victims.
So we made 12 photos of actual people who had a violent experience.
We did it for free and just to raise founding to a organisation who helps those people.
That were by far the most giving and good feeling.
Ricky Sam, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
In the serie i did with the act. of violence i had total free hands, and it was great, bit also scary how to be able to bring that story to life once again for the people who were there once before.
What advice would you give to the people who wants to be successful as a Photographer?
You have to get good at all photography, but the one you can feel brings out your creative and feel good mood, that is the one you sould focus on and that you have to get Great at.
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state below what type of collaboration you are looking for?
I am always on the look out for models with a special twist.
Now for the best part Ricky Sam! Please upload 5-10 photos so we can get to see your work.
Photographer: Ricky Sam Winther - Zenfoto
Model on cover: Cecillia Patricia