SAMUEL LINTARO HOPF

Photographer, Filmmaker and GR Ambassador.
Born in 1988 in Kamakura, Japan and based in Hamburg, Germany.

Fluent in english, german and japanese. Available for assignments & collaborations worldwide.


BRANDS & CLIENTS I WORKED WITH

RICOH IMAGING, Leica Camera AG, Sony, Fujifilm, SIGMA, Blackmagic Design, Swisscom, Samsung, Unilever, UFA Lab Berlin, KIDS Agency, Epidemic Sound, Moment Inc, BenQ, Vienna Touristboard, Austrian National Tourist Office, MPB, Skillshare, Eyeshot Publisher, Safelight Berlin & More.


VITA / CV

2019 - International Member of GRist Family
2017 - 
Host of YouTube Channel Samuel Streetlife
2017 - Founder of IKI FILM Videoproduction Company
2015 - Director of Photography at Bellomotion
2014Freelance Producer at UFA Agency
2013 - RICOH IMAGING Ambassador
2012Freelance Photojournalist at VISUM IMAGES
2012 - Degree in Communication Design


PARTNERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS

Ricoh Imaging - Ambassador for GR Camera System
Blackmagic Design -
Livestream Equipment
JIMDO
- Website Builder
Epidemic Sound - Royalty Free Music
KIT - List of Equipment I use


PUBLICATIONS

2023 - Bored Panda - "Butterfly Girl" Interview
2023 - PENTAX Europe - K-3 III Mono Experience Report
2023 - Ricoh GR Europe - Featured Photographer
2021 - DigitalPhoto Magazine - Sigma Lens Review
2021 -
 DPReview"Sh**t Leica Photographers Say"
2021 - PetaPixel, "Sh**t Leica Photographers Say"
2020 - Sony Germany, Featured Project "Escape Into Nature"
2020 -
Input Magazine, Commentary about Tatsuo Suzuki

2019 - GR Blog Japan, GRist Introduction
2019 - PxP Portfolio
, Featured Photographer

2019 - EYESHOT Magazine, Featured Photographer
2019 - PHOTOGRAPHIE Magazine
, Interview about Street Photography
2019
- Soul of Street Magazine Issue #21, Interview & Cover photo
2018
- WORLD STREET PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK 5, Juxtaposition Competition
2014 - Achterdeck Skateboardmagazine #25, Interview Pentax 645Z project


EXHIBITIONS

2023 - MEXICO STREET PHOTO FEST, Querétaro, México
2023 - 40th International Photo Exhibition, Esbjerg, Denmark
2023
 - STREET LIFE 2017-2021, Meister Camera Hamburg, Germany
2023
 - GR PHOTO FESTIVAL 2022, Gallery Le Déco Tokyo 
2019
"LIFE.Japan" at Hallo eV. Hamburg, Germany
2018
- "World Street Photography 5" Exhibition at Gudberg Nerger Gallery in Hamburg, Germany

2014 - "Drive By" Solo Exhibition at Nitehi Works Yokohama, Japan
2014 - "JAPANxGERMANY" Collaboration with Mio Flute at Nitehi Works Yokohama, Japan
2008 - "Skate-O-Graphy" group exhibition at I-Punkt Skateland Hamburg


COMPETITIONS

 2023Aussie Street Festival - Single Photo Finalist
2021
 - 
Paris International Street Photo Awards - 2nd Place in Category "Black & White"
2021
 - 
Paris International Street Photo Awards - 1st Place in Category "Street Fashion"
2020
 - Italian Street Photography Festival - Single Photo Finalist
2019
- WORLD STREET PHOTOGRAPHY - Curators First Choice "Black & White" Competition


PODCASTS

2024 - GATE7 Podcast, Interview (german)
2023
- Street Life Podcast, Interview (english)
2023 - GATE7 Podcast, Interview (german)
2023 -
 WTS Podcast, Interview (german)
2021 -
About Photography Podcast, Interview (english)
2021
 - OHNE DEN HYPE, Interview (german)
2020
 - Explain that Photograph! EP1 (english
2020
- The Candid Frame, Photo Discussion (english)
2020 -
Henry's Camera, Street Photography Q&A (english)
2018 - 160s Photography Podcast "Street, Social, Insta" (english)
2018 - TerraWalk #001, Street Photography (german)


MEDIA APPEARANCES