ETERNAL FLAMES FOR NFTS
Taking out my camera and shooting almost all day when the pandemic finished. That’s when my serious obsession with photography started. It was like a very natural and organic process for me.
Samantha Cavet’s photography portrays the human abyss, solitude and melancholy feelings, and dreamy pictorial landscapes. Paintings, films, and music inspire her most to create inspiring photographs and leave an indelible mark on the NFT art space. Incredibly, she’s entirely self-taught.
“I’ve already lived in three countries; I’ve always been fascinated learning new cultures, new things, and new landscapes,” says this Venezuelan. She left her native country in 2015 to move to Madrid, Spain, to escape the political situation in Venezuela.
In Madrid, she studied Advertising and Public Relations. “Through it all, I’ve always been deeply interested in photography but never really did anything substantial with my passion – photography was just more like a hobby. And then, the pandemic hit in 2020. While finishing my last university project, I started editing photos I took when I traveled in the United States, Venezuela, and Spain. And I realized that I liked the editing process and wanted to get more into photography: taking out my camera and shooting almost all day when the pandemic finished. That’s when my serious obsession with photography started. It was like a very natural and organic process for me.”
Sharing her artwork on social media, she realized that other people loved her art. “I saw that it was an amazing opportunity because the photos were going viral. There were a lot of people who were interested in buying a print,” says Samantha. She entered the NFT space roughly two years ago, and it has changed her life. The NFT space allowed her to express herself and network with other artists, and it also enabled her to financially support her family left in Venezuela. The powers of web3!
This photographer believes her success has come from building authentic, meaningful relationships with people and collectors. She has sent many of her collectors physical prints and listens to their ideas for new series. Her collectors also help her with advice on improving her marketing, showing that they invest in her as an artist and want to see her grow in the space.
Samantha is passionate about representation in the NFT art space, specifically Latin artists. She participated in a feature with Hispanic artists to tell their stories: “It’s very special and personal for me to participate in this because I really think it’s something we should talk about. I’m grateful to have opportunities from platforms and to have people talk and create discussions about this.”