Sam Dameshek calls them “oh shit” moments.
These are moments when he feels something click—when he’s reached a massive milestone that has surpassed his wildest expectations. He felt it on the set while shooting for Tommy Hilfiger. He felt it when the Dolan Twins invited him to travel the world as their personal tour photographer, solidifying his decision to drop out of high school. And at just 20 years old, Dameshek’s future “oh shit” moments are seemingly limitless.
In his young but prolific career, the California-bred photographer has established himself as a force to be reckoned with in the youth culture photography industry. He’s shot the likes of Sofia Richie, Shawn Mendes and Halsey, and worked on campaigns for top-tier brands including Bebe, Frankies Bikinis and Tommy Hilfiger.