The Making of Emerging by Digital by Lionel Samain

I'm not a big fan of "behind the scene" explanations, but it may be pleasant to explore some memories. Those one are related to a recent job we did for a communication agency, Periscope. They asked for a carte blanche. So anything starts with ink on paper. And dianthus, when the season is right.

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And with some help of my furry friend. 

 50% inspiration, 50% guru. 100% cat. Selfportrait of the artist as a young cat.

50% inspiration, 50% guru. 100% cat. Selfportrait of the artist as a young cat.

It's never stressed enough to point the importance of shooting in a confortable, nice and warm environment. In this case, in Onzième Lieu, Paris.

 Ephemeral light tattoos.

Ephemeral light tattoos.

It delivers energy to wonder on the paths of your idea.

 A beacon in the digital noise

A beacon in the digital noise

 Yellow like one happy Pikachu.

Yellow like one happy Pikachu.

Capsule I

 If your purple horizon is wrong, all your life is wrong.

If your purple horizon is wrong, all your life is wrong.

Carte Blanche for Periscope agency by Lionel Samain

What would the words «Emerge by digital» look like in pictures? What would be the visual story behind this tagline? That is what the french agency Periscope asked me some weeks ago. And I was extremely enthousiastic to storm my mind around the edges of this concept.

 

How to picture the «digital»?

First, let’s clear the obvious: escape from clichés, use your instinct as a compas to chart new territories. Yeld to an odd siren call. Slope down to deep waters where imagination takes over mundane triviality. And emerge to the hidden face of ideas. At last, vibrations take shapes, light becomes language, the world transmute into harmony and meaning. Then, it sounds right.

 

Challenge accepted! Vibes, liquids, colours, I couldn’t wait to put my hands on them and film this emerging universe, life.

Model Dorien Pauwels is staring as the siren under the supervision of makeup artist Mathieu De Mayer.

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EMERGE by DIGITAL - Made for Periscope agency

Direction & photography by Lionel Samain - Makeup & hair by Mathieu de Mayer - Model is Dorien Pauwels

Photograph Errands XVI by Lionel Samain

If pictures where motion pictures...

 Habemus Papam (2011)  In good company with model Eliza Sys & make-up artist Mathieu De Mayer

Habemus Papam (2011)

In good company with model Eliza Sys & make-up artist Mathieu De Mayer

 The Wild Bunch (1969)  Model Nicolas Larosse down. Model Zolita S. wearing hat. Beauty by Karima Maruan.

The Wild Bunch (1969)

Model Nicolas Larosse down. Model Zolita S. wearing hat. Beauty by Karima Maruan.

 Titanic (1997)  Model Daphné Velghe is sinking with style. With help from stylist Sandrine Duprez and make-up artist Steven Raes.

Titanic (1997)

Model Daphné Velghe is sinking with style. With help from stylist Sandrine Duprez and make-up artist Steven Raes.

 Rear Window (1954)  Something she shouldn't have seen... (model is Zolita S., make-up & hair by Karima Maruan)

Rear Window (1954)

Something she shouldn't have seen... (model is Zolita S., make-up & hair by Karima Maruan)

 Le passe-muraille (1951)  Eliza Sys, model. Mathieu De Mayer, hair & make-up.

Le passe-muraille (1951)

Eliza Sys, model. Mathieu De Mayer, hair & make-up.

Photograph Errands XV by Lionel Samain

Let's resume to living our week as if everyday was a movie...

Monday looks like Escape from Alcatraz (1979)

 Model Eliza Sys was pressuring the wall while Mathieu De Mayer took over make-up & hair

Model Eliza Sys was pressuring the wall while Mathieu De Mayer took over make-up & hair

Tuesday feels like Sense and Sensibility (1995)

 Models are Zolita & Nicolas Larosse. Make-up & Hair: Karima Maruan

Models are Zolita & Nicolas Larosse. Make-up & Hair: Karima Maruan

Wednesday: Peeping Tom (1960)

 Model: Daphne Velghe. Styled by Sandrine Duprez, H&Mup: Steven Raes.

Model: Daphne Velghe. Styled by Sandrine Duprez, H&Mup: Steven Raes.

Thursday: Stargate (1994)

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Friday: Lifeboat (1944)

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Photograph Errands XIV by Lionel Samain

5 days in Cinecolor...

 

Monday: Waterworld (1995)

 Daphne Velghe, from Dominique Models, is styled by Sandrine Duprez. Hair & Make-up is by Steven Raes. Water is from tap.

Daphne Velghe, from Dominique Models, is styled by Sandrine Duprez. Hair & Make-up is by Steven Raes. Water is from tap.

Tuesday: Battleship Potemkin (1925)

 models are Nicolas Larosse & Zolita, make-up & hair by Karima Maruan

models are Nicolas Larosse & Zolita, make-up & hair by Karima Maruan

Wednesday: The Others (2001)

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Thursday: The Watcher in the Woods (1980)

 Model: Eliza Sys - H&M up: Brigitte Petit - styled by Jennifer Defays.

Model: Eliza Sys - H&M up: Brigitte Petit - styled by Jennifer Defays.

Friday: Cabiria (1914)

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Photograph Errands XIII by Lionel Samain

Spring is slowly turning into summer, here in Paris. Let's change for an appropriate allure and for celebrating this metamorphosis. We will be good nymphaeas for a couple weeks.

 Nymphaea alba  In good company with model Virginie Bleyaert & Make up artist Brigitte Petit

Nymphaea alba

In good company with model Virginie Bleyaert & Make up artist Brigitte Petit

 Nymphaea escarboucle   In good company with model Virginie Bleyaert & Make up artist Brigitte Petit

Nymphaea escarboucle 

In good company with model Virginie Bleyaert & Make up artist Brigitte Petit

 Nymphaea caerulea. The flower is performed by model Eliza Sys. The gardener (Make-up & Hair) was Mathieu De Mayer.

Nymphaea caerulea. The flower is performed by model Eliza Sys. The gardener (Make-up & Hair) was Mathieu De Mayer.

 Nymphaea nouchali

Nymphaea nouchali

 Nymphaea rubra. With model Eliza Sys & Make up artist Brigitte Petit

Nymphaea rubra. With model Eliza Sys & Make up artist Brigitte Petit

 Nymphaea lotus. Model: Eliza Sys. Make-up & Hair: Mathieu De Mayer.

Nymphaea lotus. Model: Eliza Sys. Make-up & Hair: Mathieu De Mayer.

 Nymphaea Capensis

Nymphaea Capensis

 Nymphaea Zanzibar. Still Eliza Sys as a model, standing still.

Nymphaea Zanzibar. Still Eliza Sys as a model, standing still.

 Nymphaea gloriosa. Gloriously in 3D!

Nymphaea gloriosa. Gloriously in 3D!

 Nymphaea black princess.

Nymphaea black princess.

Photograph Errands XII by Lionel Samain

About "you" and its double, living in a twin reality. So it's about yourself and you connecting... Anyway, a picture is worth a thousand words...

Dancing Doppelganger

In good company with @yeong_kiim & #Mup + #hairdesigner @mathieumakeup in @onziemelieu

 subjective doubles  With #model Paulina S. #mlleagency + #makeup artist @mathieumakeup

subjective doubles

With #model Paulina S. #mlleagency + #makeup artist @mathieumakeup

 How They Met Themselves

How They Met Themselves

 Dual Protagonist  In good company with @yeong_kiim & #Mup + #hairdesigner @mathieumakeup in @onziemelieu

Dual Protagonist

In good company with @yeong_kiim & #Mup + #hairdesigner @mathieumakeup in @onziemelieu

 Alter Ego  In good company with @yeong_kiim & #Mup + #hairdesigner @mathieumakeup in @onziemelieu

Alter Ego

In good company with @yeong_kiim & #Mup + #hairdesigner @mathieumakeup in @onziemelieu

Photograph Errands XI by Lionel Samain

It is going to be easy as a song...

 Gold Dust Woman (Hole)  With #model #ファッションモデル @sofiamazur1 (@mlleagency) & #Mup + #hairdesigner @jr_queiros in @onziemelieu #LionelSamain #lionelsamainphotography #photographerrands #photography #しゃしん #写真  #hasselblad #portraitphotography #beautyphotography #beauty #美容 #黄金色 #gold #doré #goldenlips #goldenmakeup

Gold Dust Woman (Hole)

With #model #ファッションモデル @sofiamazur1 (@mlleagency) & #Mup + #hairdesigner @jr_queiros in @onziemelieu #LionelSamain #lionelsamainphotography #photographerrands #photography #しゃしん #写真  #hasselblad #portraitphotography #beautyphotography #beauty #美容 #黄金色 #gold #doré #goldenlips #goldenmakeup

 In the Gold Dust Rush (Cocteau Twins)  With #model #ファッションモデル @sofiamazur1 (@mlleagency) & #Mup + #hairdesigner @jr_queiros in @onziemelieu #LionelSamain #lionelsamainphotography #photographerrands #photography #しゃしん #写真  #黄金色 #gold #doré #hasselblad #backstage #coulisses #バックステージ #goldenlips #goldenmakeup

In the Gold Dust Rush (Cocteau Twins)

With #model #ファッションモデル @sofiamazur1 (@mlleagency) & #Mup + #hairdesigner @jr_queiros in @onziemelieu #LionelSamain #lionelsamainphotography #photographerrands #photography #しゃしん #写真  #黄金色 #gold #doré
#hasselblad #backstage #coulisses #バックステージ #goldenlips #goldenmakeup

 Fields of Gold (Girls in Hawaii)   #LionelSamain #lionelsamainphotography #photographerrands #photography #しゃしん #写真  #黄金色 #gold #doré  #art #hasselblad #fashionphotography #モード #ファッション #portraitphotography #beautyphotography #beauty 

Fields of Gold (Girls in Hawaii) 

#LionelSamain #lionelsamainphotography #photographerrands #photography #しゃしん #写真  #黄金色 #gold #doré 
#art #hasselblad #fashionphotography #モード #ファッション #portraitphotography #beautyphotography #beauty 

 New Gold Dream (Simple Minds)  With #model #ファッションモデル @sofiamazur1 (@mlleagency) & #Mup + #hairdesigner @jr_queiros in @onziemelieu

New Gold Dream (Simple Minds)

With #model #ファッションモデル @sofiamazur1 (@mlleagency) & #Mup + #hairdesigner @jr_queiros in @onziemelieu

 Gold Und Silber (Pyrolator)  @hookedonwalls #hookedonwalls #wallpaper #papierpeint

Gold Und Silber (Pyrolator)

@hookedonwalls #hookedonwalls #wallpaper #papierpeint

Photograph Errands X by Lionel Samain

This week is about ghosts and residual images... Do you wonder what light may leave on the sensible surfaces?

 ... Some glass icon...  model is Margarita (@Mademoiselle Agency Paris). Make-up: Vera Diercks. 

... Some glass icon...

model is Margarita (@Mademoiselle Agency Paris). Make-up: Vera Diercks. 

 ...some essential luxury...

...some essential luxury...

 ... Sunburn (of course) ...  Model is Paulina S. @ Mademoiselle Agency Paris. Make-up & Hair: Mathieu De Mayer.

... Sunburn (of course) ...

Model is Paulina S. @ Mademoiselle Agency Paris. Make-up & Hair: Mathieu De Mayer.

 ... 3 buns and a line of eyelashes...  Model is Dorien Pauwels. Make-up & Hair: Mathieu De Mayer.

... 3 buns and a line of eyelashes...

Model is Dorien Pauwels. Make-up & Hair: Mathieu De Mayer.

 ... and sometimes, we inherit of the tear of a polarïd...  Model is Tine Maertens.

... and sometimes, we inherit of the tear of a polarïd...

Model is Tine Maertens.

Photograph Errands IX by Lionel Samain

This week is thin, frivolous, vivid and polymorphic. Like the butterfly you are.

 La Coquette (Zeuzera pyrina)  With model Sofia Mazur (@mlleagency) & Mup + hairdesigner Jr Queiros, shot  in studio Onzieme Lieu 

La Coquette (Zeuzera pyrina)

With model Sofia Mazur (@mlleagency) & Mup + hairdesigner Jr Queiros, shot  in studio Onzieme Lieu 

 La Belle-Dame (Cynthia cardui)  Australian Singer Nadéah  for Victoire Magazine.

La Belle-Dame (Cynthia cardui)

Australian Singer Nadéah  for Victoire Magazine.

 Carnet du Lépidoptériste  Les inséparables de Fischer, some collections ago...

Carnet du Lépidoptériste

Les inséparables de Fischer, some collections ago...

 Le paon du jour (Inachis io)

Le paon du jour (Inachis io)

 La Brocatelle d'or (Camptogramma bilineata)  Model: Daniella Melo @mlleagency + makeup artist : Mathieu De Mayer.

La Brocatelle d'or (Camptogramma bilineata)

Model: Daniella Melo @mlleagency + makeup artist : Mathieu De Mayer.

 L'Argus bleu (Polyommatus icarus)  For Les inséparables de Fischer

L'Argus bleu (Polyommatus icarus)

For Les inséparables de Fischer

Photograph Errands VIII by Lionel Samain

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Remember this yellow one? There is actually of whole week of those spring coulours shades.

 Blue Monday  Behind the pigments are model Margaritaa from Mademoiselle Paris and makeup artist Vera Dierckx.

Blue Monday

Behind the pigments are model Margaritaa from Mademoiselle Paris and makeup artist Vera Dierckx.

 Ruby Tuesday  Behind the ink are model Paulina S. (mademoiselle agency) and makeup artist Mathieu De Mayer.

Ruby Tuesday

Behind the ink are model Paulina S. (mademoiselle agency) and makeup artist Mathieu De Mayer.

 Violet Wednesday  Square in purple are model Carrie Linli (mademoiselle agency) + makeup artist  Cyril Nesmon.

Violet Wednesday

Square in purple are model Carrie Linli (mademoiselle agency) + makeup artist  Cyril Nesmon.

 Green Thursday  Framed in green are model Daniella Melo from Mademoiselle Paris and makeup artist Mathieu de Mayer.

Green Thursday

Framed in green are model Daniella Melo from Mademoiselle Paris and makeup artist Mathieu de Mayer.

 Friday I’m in Love

Friday I’m in Love

Photograph Errands VII by Lionel Samain

In spring, magical girls florish on kineograph. In other words, paperthin creatures flipbooked. With Pink.

Film by Lionel Samain

 Pretty in pink. Isn’t she?    With model Sofia Mazur (@mlleagency) & mup + hairdesigner Jr Queiros in studio Onziemelieu 

Pretty in pink. Isn’t she?  

With model Sofia Mazur (@mlleagency) & mup + hairdesigner Jr Queiros in studio Onziemelieu 

 Gambling a smile with a hairpin and a brush. The chips are down.  With model Sofia Mazur (@mlleagency) & mup + hairdesigner Jr Queiros in studio Onziemelieu

Gambling a smile with a hairpin and a brush. The chips are down.

With model Sofia Mazur (@mlleagency) & mup + hairdesigner Jr Queiros in studio Onziemelieu

 Pink alert! All personal required at their color station!  With model Sofia Mazur (@mlleagency) & mup + hairdesigner Jr Queiros in studio Onziemelieu

Pink alert! All personal required at their color station!

With model Sofia Mazur (@mlleagency) & mup + hairdesigner Jr Queiros in studio Onziemelieu

 Sensor limits. Again.  With model Sofia Mazur (@mlleagency) & mup + hairdesigner Jr Queiros in studio Onziemelieu

Sensor limits. Again.

With model Sofia Mazur (@mlleagency) & mup + hairdesigner Jr Queiros in studio Onziemelieu

It’s not because it’s in your shadow’s mind, that it’s not following you.

With model Sofia Mazur (@mlleagency) & mup + hairdesigner Jr Queiros in studio Onziemelie

 Magenta Time Slip.  With model Sofia Mazur (@mlleagency) & mup + hairdesigner Jr Queiros in studio Onziemelieu

Magenta Time Slip.

With model Sofia Mazur (@mlleagency) & mup + hairdesigner Jr Queiros in studio Onziemelieu

 «For your eyes only» said the Aerosol spray.

«For your eyes only» said the Aerosol spray.

 Very pretty in Pink, Isn't she? Again.  With model Sofia Mazur (@mlleagency) & mup + hairdesigner Jr Queiros in studio Onziemelieu

Very pretty in Pink, Isn't she? Again.

With model Sofia Mazur (@mlleagency) & mup + hairdesigner Jr Queiros in studio Onziemelieu

 Backstage tutorial: how is it done? With brushes.

Backstage tutorial: how is it done? With brushes.