Samuel Piland is unemployed. He also studies Film and Anthropology at Columbia College. He is a working film director, recording artist, photographer, visual artist, & radio personality. He started a photo blog, "Pictures Worth a Trillion Words," to collect and distribute his photographic work. His photos have been published in Hoot Magazine, on Paper Mag's website, and in Grind Magazine. He is a founder of WAVE GANG, a Facebook group.
Samuel has directed videos for recording artists Vaughn PM, Mr. Baker, JIL & Brown Sam. Brown Sam is the moniker Piland releases hip hop music under. Brown Sam has released one music video & single thus far- Wavey Boys.
Samuel was born July 3rd, 1995 to Avecita Chicchon & Ashburn Richard Piland III in Lima, Peru. After moving to Oak Park, Illinois, a suburb outside the west side of Chicago, Illinois with his parents and older sister Natalia, Samuel moved to Riverdale, New York, the northernmost part of the Bronx. He now lives bicoastally, at large in both New York City & California's Bay Area.