SAM HOLDEN PHOTOGRAPHY
Please scroll down for some articles, letters and tributes to Sam since the time he has passed. We will continue to add more as time goes on. Thank You!
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A Letter from one of Sam's Photography Interns
This beautiful letter was written by Elisabeth Green to Todd Holden, Sam's dad:


Hey Todd,
I'm not sure how to start this. Sam was an incredible force in my life - he took me under his wing when I desperately needed it. I worked with him and learned from him for almost two years during my time at Towson, but I never stopped really learning from him. I probably won't stop learning from him, even now. There are so many memories that I have stored away, and cherish. My graduation present from Sam was a photoshoot with my entire family. My grandmother is the most important member of my family to me, and I didn't have any photos with her. I don't know if I have the words to describe how much that day meant to me, but I'm going to try. A few weeks before graduation, we were working at the studio, and Sam had asked me what my father was planning on getting me for my graduation gift. He and I had talked often of our lives and their unique complications, and he knew that my family life wasn't awesome. I told him with complete certainty that my father was most likely planning on not getting me anything. He was quiet for a minute, and dropped the subject. About a week before I graduated, he presented to me the idea of what he wanted to give me for graduation. He told me that since my dad wasn't going to step up, that he wanted to.
Every member of my family has a print from that day - he made sure of it. My grandmother asks about him... a huge print that he made for her hangs in her living room of her with all of her grandchildren.
I treasured that day more than anyone can imagine. No one had ever been good to me like that. Sam owed me nothing, but treated me like gold anyway.
Even after my time in school was done, and I started working as an assistant on the regular, Sam and I kept in touch. Even after I decided to pursue a career as a martial arts instructor, Sam made it clear that he was damn proud of what I was doing anyway, even when it had nothing to do with photo.
I think the most important things he taught me had more to do with how to live life and treat the people in it.
The salt and pepper shakers in my kitchen are the ones that he snagged for me at a food shoot we did a few years ago. They were special to me before, but I can tell you now that I will never own more important salt and pepper shakers than those.
Your son was and will continue to be an incredible shaping force in my life.
If you need anything, Todd, please let me know.

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Sam Holden, The Gonzo light is out, but the Fire Burns On by Charles Cohen
READ CHARLES COHEN'S WONDERFUL TRIBUTE TO SAM

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In the days since news of his death reverberated, the online world has bloomed, spring-like, with Holden imagery.
By Van Smith (Published April 30, 2014)

READ VAN SMITH'S WONDERFUL TRIBUTE!

http://www.citypaper.com/search/bcp-cms-
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Information about the Sam Holden Memorial Scholarship Fund
A MEMORIAL FUND has been established at TOWSON UNIVERSITY in honor of the beloved, son, brother, uncle, friend, photographer, teacher and Baltimore icon SAM HOLDEN to fund awards for deserving photography students.

Sam suddenly and tragically passed away on April 26, 2014 at the age of 44. Beyond the lives of his family and friends, Sam touched thousands through his photography, his teaching and his unique approach to his art. To read more about Sam see links and posts on this page.

It is our hope that, through your donations, the SAM HOLDEN MEMORIAL FUND will grow in size and be able to help students for years to come. With input from Sam's family, his colleagues at Towson University will determine the criteria for the awards, the amounts of the awards and award winners.

To make a donation to Sam's Memorial Fund, please send a check made payable to the TOWSON UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION to:

Lisa Harvey
88 Highwood Drive
Franklin, MA 02038

PLEASE BE SURE TO WRITE "SAM HOLDEN MEMORIAL FUND" ON THE MEMO LINE OF YOUR CHECK.

If you would like to receive a letter for tax purposes, please include your name and address on your check. (Please also include your e-mail address). Letters will be issued by the Towson University Foundation.

For more information about the fund, please e-mail us at: samholdenmemorialfund@gmail.com


link to the Fund's donation page:

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Sam Holden Obituary
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/obituar
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I AM NUMBER 4
DREAM WORKS - action thriller
more images for set dressing.

thanks maria.
VH1 SINGLE LADIES
more set dressing.........
this is a dramatic series produced by QUEEN LATIFAH .
look for my images on set,,in the record label offices .

thanks jeff.
ART PIC LOS ANGELES
finally a vendor in los angeles............!!!!!
as of december 2010 ARTPIC , based in los angeles now has a portfolio of my images included in their stable of artists.

ARTPIC provides all kinds of art, for use as set dressing in movie and tv production.
MARYLAND ART PLACE-POP UP GALA
november 2010
featured artist
commissioned portraits to support M.A.P.
ROCKET TO VENUS ANALOG SHOW 2010
november 2010- february 2011
this has turned into an annual show for me , a chance to reflect on the years new work.
ANALOG SHOW 2009 ROCKET TO VENUS
new analog work from 2009
this show hangs through the end of january 2010

36th street, and chestnut ave .
baltimore 21211
DIRTY SHOW LA. 11/13-11/14 2009
MOTEL EXHIBITION
city center motel
1135 west 7th st.
los angeles ca.

11.3.09 - 11.14.09
7-11pm

check the links page for more details
CITY PAPER FEATURE ARTICLE
city paper feature article about freelance artist in todays economy.

http://www.citypaper.com/news/story.asp?id=18559

CHECK THE LINKS PAGE
SUMMERS KISS
JUNE 23 2009
SUMMER'S KISS
afghan whigs tribute cd release date


i shot the cover for this release.
LIMITED EDITION OF 25 11x14 HAND MADE C-PRINTS AVAILABLE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
check summers kiss web site to order cd, and prints.
this is a very cool collection of recordings, by some pretty killer friends of the family.....

check the links page
INSPIRATION show at DEFINITION GALLERY
JIMI HENDRIX
JUSTIN BUA
JERRY GARCIA
BILLK RUETZMANN
JOHN ENTWISTLE
TICO TORRES
RON WOOD
JOHN KAHN
DANIEL JOHNSTON
THOMAS NOLL
STANLEY MOUSE
PETER MAX
RALPH STEADMAN
and
me!!!!!!!!

APRIL 3- APRIL 25,2009
OPENING RECEPTION FRIDAY APRIL 3 7-11PM
WWW.DEFINITIONGALLERY.COM
ANALOG SHOW AT ROCKET TO VENUS
SHOW OF NEW WORK HANGING THROUGH JANUARY .
OPENING 11.9.08 5-9 PM

ROCKET TO VENUS
34TH AND CHESTNUT STREET
HAMDEN
BALTIMORE

OPEN
5PM-2AM MONDAY -SAT
SUNDAY 12PM-2AM
WALLCANDYART
UK vendore selling my images .
check them out

http://wallcandyart.co.uk/index.php
CRASH - STARZ NETWORK
set dressing.
my images are all over this show.............

the show got picked up for a second season!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgyiT7jwrfU
BERLIN SHOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ANALOG
an exhibition of fetish, and rock and roll images .

OCTOBER 24- DECEMBER 31 2008

OPENING RECEPTION OCTOBER 24 8PM
studio 54 berlin ,and zapata
Tacheles Oranienburger str.54 -10117 Berlin-mitte
RADIO INTERVIEW WYPR

1/11/2008
check links page

http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wypr/arts.artsmain?action=viewArticle&sid=14&id=1210013&pid=347
DISTURBIA OPENS APRIL 13TH
remake of rear window, this dreamworks feature , features some of my prints in the main kids room.......
http://www.disturbia.com/
GUTTER TWINS RECORDING
march 3,4......
new orleans
new shot posted.
THE DIRTY SHOW
FEB 9.10.11.14 2007
DETROIT
international erotic art show
2006 COLLECTIVE SHOW
SHINOLA GALLERY
882 PARK AVE BALTIMORE MD 21201
SATURDAY JAN 6TH 2007 - SUNDAY FEB 4TH
OPENING PARTY JAN 6TH 7-10
AFTER PARTY 10-CLOSING @ OTTOBAR WITH SHINEOLA, EXPOTENTIALS,OWLS, AND CROWS.

this is a collection of work from 2006.

AFGHAN WHIGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
no fucking way....
yes sir,,,,,,
rhino called ,and last weekend,,,, to memphis i went!

the afghan whigs reunited to record 2 new songs for an upcoming retrospective, on rhino .

ardent studios ,jeff,adam,susan, 2 ricks, john, mike,,and the dulli.
no fucking way!

the experience will be smoldering for quite some time i think.
to find myself in the studio with one of the coolest rock ,and roll bands ever,and the dream team rolling with them ,,,,"very nice".

stay tuned for the rhino release in 2007.
thank you greg,and everyone in room.
thank you hugh at rhino

whipits & bbq...........................
NEW and IMPROVED


new site up , and rolling .........
i will be adding images to the site on a daily basis .
so,,, come back often.............


big thanks to intern lara for helping !!!!!!!!!!!!!

CHEERS~!
sam