Samuel Spear, Jr. is a former New York based computer consultant who first picked up a camera in the early 1970s. “For many years, as soon as I saved enough, I bought a plane ticket going somewhere,” he said, describing his first love — travel. Over time, the travel and the many photographs taken with each trip evolved from tourist taking pictures to full-fledged street photographer. Now, retired and living in Delray Beach, Fla., with his wife, Kenya, and their dog, Saint, Sam fully embraces life as “… an amateur street photographer.”
Thanks to COVID-19, Spear’s trips to far-flung destinations is limited. However, he remains active in the Delray Beach’s arts community and has exhibited photographs from China, Cuba, Ghana, the United States and other parts of the world at the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, the Arts Garage in Delray Beach, and other galleries and exhibition spaces throughout South Florida. Besides, his travelogue, “So Much to See, So Little Time,” Spear’s work has recently appeared in Black + White Photography Magazine.