Tilda Swinton for Dazed & Confused, May 2010: Carine Roitfeld, former editor of French Vogue, writes: ‘Sam has magic fingers, he makes hair look effortless and can make any girl feel confident, feel their best, just with his touch.
I see all the models and actresses smile when they are with him, because they relax and they fall in love with him …
Often he just comes on his own. But what he does bring is very important … his genius hands’
Photograph: Glen Luchford/Dazed & Confused
Victoria Beckham for Vogue UK April 2008:
‘When Sam’s hands touch the model, you can see her expression completely change.
Often I’ll take the picture literally as Sam takes his hands off her head, before she can revert back to modelling.
I have so many pictures of Sam’s hands, split seconds after he’s let go of he model’s head – she’s in a different place.
Whether it’s Uma Thurman or Kate Moss or Naomi Campbell or Gemma Ward.
You get emotions from the girls that you wouldn’t get.
He will transform these models into characters.