Samuel Lintaro HopfFreelancing photographer and filmmaker
Samuel Lintaro Hopf is a freelance photographer and filmmaker from Hamburg, Germany.
Born in 1988 in Kamakura, Japan, he discovered his love of photography at the age of thirteen, when he started experimenting with his parents' VHS camcorder and film camera. After graduating from the Hamburg Academy of Design with a degree in communication design in 2012, he pursued a career as a freelance photojournalist and cinematographer, working with advertising agencies and eventually founding his own video production company in 2017.
He is being represented by Germany's prestigious photo agency VISUM.
Samuel Lintaro Hopf - Freelancing photographer and filmmaker
Samuel focuses on documenting the ever-changing society and highlighting the different aspects of the human experience. His work has won awards at international festivals and competitions and is featured in numerous photography magazines and articles.
Due to his keen interest in street photography, Samuel became a GRist and Ricoh GR Ambassador in 2013. His work is inspired by the work of well-known photographers such as Daido Moriyama, Matt Stuart and Alex Webb.
He shares his passion for street photography through his YouTube channel Samuel Streetlife.
With his videos, he covers a wide range of photography. Even though street photography is a main focus, the channel is a valuable source of information for the subscribers of his channel. Here, he introduces well-known and also less well-known photographers, reports on photography and technology, and his contributions, which are also quite critical, on the current developments around the Ricoh GR have long since made him a sought-after advisor around this system.
And so the diversity of his contributions is one of the reasons for the emergence of a dedicated online community.
In addition to his photo projects, Samuel also gives photography workshops, both offline and online. Samuel currently lives in Hamburg, but often travels to Osaka, his second home. But no matter where he is, he never travels without his trusty GR III and GR IIIx cameras.
He answers the question why he has been a friend of the Ricoh GR for several generations in many of his videos. But one of the main reasons we see documented in the images Lintaro shares with us here. All the pictures are unplanned and were taken because he was in the right place at the right time, and then had a camera with all the finesse of a real photo camera in his pocket to realise even challenging motifs - in the spirit of the old Japanese tradition of snap shot photography.
SELECTION OF HIS WORK
RICOH GR III // ISO 6400 // Exposure time: 1/320 sec. // Apperture: F3.5 // Exposure compensation: +0,7 EV
RICOH GR IIIx // ISO 6400 // Exposure time: 1/400 sec. // Apperture: F2.8
RICOH GR III // ISO 640 // Exposure time: 1/500 sec. // Apperture: F11
RICOH GR III // ISO 6400 // Exposure time: 1/160 sec. // Apperture: F2.8
RICOH GR III // ISO 2000 // Exposure time: 1/160 sec. // Apperture: F4 // Exposure compensation: -0,3 EV
RICOH GR III // ISO 100 // Exposure time: 1/320 sec. // Apperture: F3.5 // Exposure compensation: -0,7 EV
RICOH GR III // ISO 125 // Exposure time: 1/500 sec. // Apperture: F2.8 // Exposure compensation: +0,3 EV
RICOH GR III // ISO 800 // Exposure time: 1/400 sec. // Apperture: F7.1 // Exposure compensation: +0,7 EV