silentSama architectural photography
silentSama architectural photography was founded in 2007 by Sama Jim Canzian.
He graduated at the Architecture University of Venice in Italy in 1998. The same year he moved to Vancouver in British Columbia where he worked for nine years as a designer in a few renowned Architectural firms.
He always had a deep passion for the still camera, starting at age 14 to learn the magic of light both on the field and in the dark room.
Studying architecture and architectural photography in Venice, the magical-city influenced his way of perceiving the natural and built environments; learning to observe the mysterious power of light, admiring the ever-changing texture of historical walls while grazed by the sunlight, or contemplating the impermanence of the silhouettes of Venetian palazzos reflected on the waterways.
He is still today captured by observing how people move in urban places and bring architecture to life. He currently offers his photographic service to local and abroad architectural and engineering firms.
“There are worlds of experience beyond the world of the aggressive man, beyond history and beyond science. The moods and qualities of nature and the revelations of great art are equally difficult to define; we can grasp them only in the depths of our perceptive spirit.”
“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.”