Samo considered a career in reportage before attending a sports photography workshop and realising he could combine his two passions. "I loved photography and everything connected with sports and the outdoors, so I was immediately hooked," he says.
"I'm self-taught as a photographer so learning the best techniques for different sports was challenging but, at the same time, it was really enjoyable. I worked hard and would have done anything to become a sports photographer. I started with an ambition to shoot sport for a local newspaper and went on from there, always pushing the bar higher, which I still do."
In 2005, Samo’s hard work paid off when he was hired by Red Bull to photograph the football and motorsport teams that the company sponsors. Now, in addition to this work, he covers sports events for Getty Images, is a team member for global freelance network Limex Images and shoots advertising campaigns for major sports brands.