Sam Allison is a self taught film photographer and filmmaker that was born in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Saudade is probably the most fitting word to describe his work. There is a sense of longing for something that has long since departed or is unattainable. He draws inspiration from varying mediums - music, film, fashion and art that was prominent in the 1960s and emulates the look and feel in his photography and films. His work has taken him across the Middle East as well as East Africa.