2011 [archives] / by Lionel Samain

Random updates - Posted on December 12th, 2011

Tsugi 47. How is she? Kind and shy.

Tsugi 47. How is she? Kind and shy.

Blur issue

Blur issue

Frozen smile.

Frozen smile.

A.

A.

Yeah, but yeah.

Yeah, but yeah.

Have a good day today!

Have a good day today!

Afternoon.

Afternoon.

Wednesday.

Wednesday.


Summer Report in a Nutshell - Posted on October 4th, 2011

Let's get in "no comment" mode.

Or just few words:

Sun/ Wallpapers/ Broken right arm/ Texas/ Sun/ Rain/ Doodles/ Portraits/ Rain/ Japan/ Peace/ Hope in a small world.


Half Season - Posted on May 11th, 2011

Half season fashion. Just wait few weeks for swimsuits collections...

Meanwhile, here's the official making of video. Next time, I'm tempted to shoot the "destroying of video". Wondering what it could be.


IFM X - Posted on April 15th, 2011

I was at IFM X Party yesterday, which was black & white in a greenish facility. Five years after, I still feel comfortable with the pictures I made for them.

Visual report of the evening.

Visual report of the evening.


The Word: Shoot or Die! - Posted on March 30th, 2011

The Word, an independant trends magazine was interviewing me earlier this year. As a report for my present mental health, please quote: "cerebral, intense and painful".

Full text:

Shoot or die » The Word Magazine
http://w w w .thew ordmagazine.be/w onders/shootordie/ March 30, 2011
It would be fair to say that Lionel Samain got into photography by accident. He studied law, then decided to branch out into cinema instead (his first movie, a tribute to The Jazz Man, was selected for a number of festivals in both France and Belgium) before finally setting his sights on photography. And, even then, it was more out of sheer necessity than vocation: “Cinema wasn’t paying the bills. A lot of my friends worked as journalists, so I started going on assignments for them.”
Photography Lionel Samain
One thing leading to another, the Belgian-born, self-taught photographer quickly found himself doing portraiture, finally then taking up fashion photography in the shape of magazine editorials and advertising campaigns. His approach is clearly informed by his early obsession with cinema, although his overall aesthetic is shaped by his own personality – timid, somewhat tormented (“My wife always says I’m a tormented artist.”) and restrained. “I find it harder when I’m given complete free reign over a shoot’s artistic direction,” he says in between two long drags on his cigarette, “I work better when given some boundaries to work within.” Not one to be pigeonholed, Lionel’s photographs retain a certain mysticism to them, one which he clearly entertains through a continuous re- evaluation of his work. Indeed, despite having honed his singular technique of shooting against a backdrop of projected imagery – one which has defined his work ever since – he felt confident enough to set it aside for a while in order to avoid any categorisation. His clearly is an approach to photography that comes from the gut, an extension of his own self: cerebral, intense and painful.
— The Word Magazine, March 30 2011

I wanna be your friend! - Posted on January 18th, 2011

Actual photographs may be seen on request.


Two 0 double one - Posted on January 11th, 2011

Have a good one and jump on this incredible offer to get 2 for 1. This is champagne speaking.