Sam Tabone is a Fashion, Event and Media photographer with many years of experience and is well known amongst his industry peers for his ability to utilise the language of photography to engage fashion with beauty and perfection. Sam can create seemingly flawless subjects in all walks of life, his use of the lens brings uncanny elements that disconcert the viewer allowing beauty and imperfection to be enjoyed in all their glory. Sam has photographed at many well known industry/corporate events including; Melbourne Cup, Cirque Du Soleil, The Brownlow Medal, The Logies, Les Miserable, Phantom of the opera, Moet & Chandon, Australian open, and Miss Universe to name a few and his work is often published in the Herald Sun and magazines around the world. Sam also works with Getty Images; celebrities he has worked with include, Paul Hogan, Jane Seymour, Anna Wintour, Elle MacPherson, Roger Federer, Bruce Springsteen, Sophia Loren to name a few. As well as photography Sam has also filmed interviews with John Edwards (American Psychic) for his Australian Tour, John Waters (Looking Through a Glass Onion) for his American tour for Yoko Ono. Sam takes great pride in his work and loves a challenge. Sam has a fun and spontaneous persona and makes sure that everyone around him is enjoying themselves when being photographed.
Growing up in a small country town I first found my love for movies when my father took me to see an Indiana Jones movie at the cinema. Though the dream to make my own seemed unimaginable, for a small country bumpkin at that age, it never left me.
Secondary school for me was all about music and after graduating I was accepted into the most prestigious music college in Australia, the Victorian College of the Arts. However after one year of study I opted to leave and pursue my deep seeded love of film.
I’ve been working in the Industry since 2001. During this time I have been privileged to have worked with a wide variety of talented individuals and celebrities, such as, the late Peter Brock. I was privileged to film a few documentaries on him and even more, I was invited into his home life.
One particular memory I am fond of is being involved in the Channel 10 special interview with Douglas Wood, an Australian who was captured in Iraq in the early 2000’s and held for ransom.
His televised story, though accurate, was almost as interesting as the memories he told us in trust behind closed doors. I appreciated that faith.
Over my 14-year career I have explored numerous roles from Directing, Producing, editing, camera operation and even just making coffee (it’s bad coffee…just a warning).
As a result of this, I have a broad knowledge of each role, it’s expectations and what is involved in the creation of a film or television production. Though you can never know too much.
I have my own production company (Chiron Entertainment Pty. Ltd) where I film corporate events, advertisements, live professional sport, fashion runways, bridal and we are currently involved in the development of three television productions which are aiming to be released around Australia in 2016.
We are also currently filming a Muay Thai boxing television show, “Thursday Knight Onslaught”, which will be aired mid-year ongoing into 2017.