VIDEO: Hot Seat with Cognizant Clay Episode 23 feat. Samantha Tokita * 2024
VIDEO: Hot Seat with Cognizant Clay Episode 23 feat. Samantha Tokita * 2024

Portrait and Product Photographer in the Seattle, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles metropolitan areas. With a background in theatre arts, drawing, and makeup artistry. Sam has worked on various productions, both in front of and behind the camera. Following her love of the arts, she is a full time photographer, part-time tattoo collector, and a martial artist, paving the way for the first female amputee muaythai practitioner and soon to be fighter.

She is a photographer and muaythai practitioner with a prosthetic leg in Seattle, Washington. She grew up trying every medium of art she could get her hands on, and her favorites were theatre and drawing until her found photography. She has been taking portraits since 2015 and started doing self-portraits when our state shut down during March 2020. She has since collaborated with other photographers and continued physical therapy and training on her own.


Muaythai fighter congenital amputee portrait photographer

She is a photographer, makeup artist, and creative weirdo floating between Seattle, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles. Where she is always in search of opportunities and novelty, in addition to generating a large group of people to photograph who have an amputation.

Through sport and photography, she’s been able to work through internalized ableism and expand representation for the limb difference community. Wherever she found she couldn’t fit in as a mixed race Hapa woman with limb differences, she MADE SPACE.

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