From Michael Werner’s interview with Stacy Arezou Mehrfar at Two Way Lens:
MW: What inspired you to start taking photographs, and what have been some of the most important milestones in your career up until now?
SAM: I grew up an only child. Well no, not exactly. I have two older brothers but they are much older than me, so it was as if I was an only child. I have vivid memories of hours spent going over family albums in solitude—making up stories about the pictures and pretending I was there even though most were taken before I was alive. This passion for storytelling stayed with me all through my childhood. I was the one in my family who always had the camera or camcorder in hand—documenting our family histories. And so it was natural for me to be a photographer—I was struck by the power of the image from a very early age.