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Sam Morris is an Iowa native who made his way to Las Vegas 11 years ago after beginning his career as a freelance photographer in San Francisco. It was in San Francisco that he met his fabulous wife and started a family that grew to include three delightful girls. While he doesn't prefer to shoot one subject over another (he's still surprised people pay him to take photos), he tries to find the quirky, humorous, subtle or graphic in what he covers.

Story Archive

  • Entertainment

    Wednesday, July 9, 2014

    And that incredible Chuck Liddell foam costume in the crowd.

  • Music

    Wednesday, June 25, 2014

    At least it's colorful.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, June 11, 2014

    The performance proved some photo assignments are more fun than others.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, May 14, 2014

    The local rodeo is one of 14 gay rodeos being held this year under the umbrella of the International Gay Rodeo Association.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

    How would you get to the top of this mud-slicked quarter-pipe?

  • A&E

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014

    The show alludes to naughty—but don't expect it to go there.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, March 19, 2014

    An underwater assignment lends some perspective for one photojournalist

  • Men's Basketball

    Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014

    Students unveiled Khem Kong, a 20-foot-wide pupped based on Runnin' Rebel forward Khem Birch, at a game last week.

  • UFC

    Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013

    Two of the three judges disagreed, setting the table for St-Pierre vs. Hendricks II.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013

    "I allowed myself to smile a little bit and cheer inside for the players and coaches who finally came out on top."

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013

    The annual event is an occasionally raucous affair fueled by burritos and Sierra Nevada.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, July 31, 2013

    The precision, discipline and attention to detail of such elite units as the Air Force Thunderbirds.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, July 17, 2013

    Summertime is basketball season in Las Vegas.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, July 10, 2013

    Like a couple of straight guys on a dare.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, June 19, 2013

    South Point hosted the Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con this past weekend.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, June 5, 2013

    How can one not take a photo when it’s handed to you on a rhinestone-and-beaded platter?

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, April 17, 2013

    The skill, resilience and ferocity shown by Zingano and Tate had me thinking that theirs would be the fight of the night

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, April 10, 2013

    To reach that cup of water and banana, the modern-day Spartans had to leap over a fire pit, then run through a gauntlet of people swinging pugil sticks like Ted Williams

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, March 27, 2013

    Enjoy these dunks by Anthony Bennett; you might not get to see them anymore.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, March 6, 2013

    The canine athleticism and unbridled joy on display made my job effortless.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013

    When it's state basketball tournament time, anything can be turned into a taunt.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013

    The symmetrical spheres contrasting with the mess of blood coming from his nose made for an interesting image.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012

    Get a deeper look at the Canyon Springs High School football team from the Las Vegas Sun.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012

    When the Runnin' Rebels hit the court, there's no telling what will happen next.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012

    ” I’ve pulled my car over a couple times to enjoy what almost seemed like a private show."

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012

    It's hard to decide what to focus on at Mario Barth' Biggest Tattoo Show on Earth.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012

    Hey Reb gets dunked on, all in good fun.

  • Features

    Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012

    Road racing's crazy cousin comes to town for CrossVegas.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012

    Water moves fast, but not faster than Sam Morris' camera.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012

    Annual convention at the Rio yields vivid imagery.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012

    This is Frank's world, we just live in it.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, July 18, 2012

    I didn’t notice this photo until the second time I went through my take from a recent synchronized swimming competition.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, June 27, 2012

    Surfing to the stage like projectiles being hurled at a castle.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, June 13, 2012

    Don't leave your earplugs in the car.

  • Entertainment

    Wednesday, May 16, 2012

    The university commemorated its first class of entertainment engineering graduates with quite the highlight.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, May 2, 2012

    Black goggles, black gloves, way too many hot dogs.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, April 11, 2012

    Photos of things on the periphery of an event can be just as telling, or certainly as interesting, as photos of the event itself.

  • Local Music

    Thursday, June 17, 2010

    In honor of Fathers’ Day, some local-music dads stopped by the Weekly offices with their biggest fans.