A conceptual artist, filmmaker and photographer, Sam Bassett was raised in Clinton, New Jersey. At fourteen Sam was an avid skateboarder and won a Rotary Club Amazing Kid In Business Award for his magic act. Bassett is a licensed pilot who began flying at age eleven. In 1991, at age thirteen, he flew relief missions during Hurricane Andrew. Sam graduated from Syracuse University with a major in Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises, and was Captain of the 2000 Syracuse University National Championship Lacrosse Team. Bassett has filmed and photographed land baron Donald Trump, shoe design legend Guisesseppie Zanottie, fashion designer Narcsio Rogriguez, Oakland Raiders receiver Randy Moss, Olympic skier Bode Miller, champion tennis star Tommy Haas, and world renown writer JP Donlevey.
His work is regularly featured in Flaunt, GQ, Maxim, Marie Claire, and Vice. His unique visual style infuses high intensity cinematic dreamscapes into films, magazines, book covers, and art collections worldwide. His film, “The Night Before Christmas,” was featured in the 2007 Berlin Film Festival and he has recently directed a feature length documentary entitled, “Cowboy Stan,” which will be presented at the Evil City Film Festival in Manhattan. Bassett lives and works on the rooftop of The Chelsea Hotel.