Sam A. Malek: Pennsylvania Photography


Sam A. Malek lives in rural Pennsylvania, and he’s a photographer. This gives him perfect opportunities to photograph Amish and Mennonites living nearby.


Sam A. Malek: Farm Life &emdash; Field Bee


A country man himself, Sam is a perfect fit for rural living and for both his Anabaptist and mainstream subjects. Many of Sam’s photos expertly capture people forming connections with one another as well as with animals.


>Sam A. Malek: Farm Life &emdash; Amish Boy & Pony

Sam is a visual person. As a photographer, he looks for naturally occuring things that have a special aesthetic; it’s almost as if somebody had posed them, yet you know they couldn’t have. The results of Sam’s watchfulness are dramatic.


Sam A. Malek: The Mennonites of Lancaster &emdash; Mennonite Tractor


Sam A. Malek: The Mennonites of Lancaster &emdash; Mennonite Girl Selfie

While he uses digital equipment, Sam reveres traditional techniques. He only simulates lightroom techniques and otherwise lets photos speak for themselves.


Sam doesn’t limit himself to photographing Plains people. Visit Sam’s gallery, and you’ll find a variety of photos of scenery, animals, people in the mainstream culture, and even long exposure photos.


I suggest you give Sam A. Malek’s gallery and Twitter a visit. This one is about more than taking pictures of Amish people. Sam aims to take photos that acknowledge the depth of meaning in what he sees.


All photos copyright Sam A. Malek can be found on

2 Responses to “Sam A. Malek: Pennsylvania Photography”

  1. Gorgeous pictures–I’ll definitely check out his gallery.

  2. Amish Furniture Factory says:

    Thanks for popping in.

  3. Sean Conover says:

    I was curious if you ever thought of changing the page layout of your blog? Its very well written; I love what youve got to say. But maybe you could a little more in the way of content so people could connect with it better. Youve got an awful lot of text for only having one or two images. Maybe you could space it out better?

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