Samantha Harthoorn is a Florida native and recent graduate of Ringling College of Art and Design, where she earned her B.F.A. in Photography and Digital Imaging. Carefully cataloguing her friends, colleagues, and collected treasures, Harthoorn works as both a documentarian and a dream-weaver. Her imagined and created spaces tread the line between reality and somewhere far more saturated, and her bold use of color bears a playful maturity. The artist shoots mainly large format, but keeps up a mobile diary via her Instagram that is just as dreamy.
text by Maddie Maschger