Express Economy / by Lionel Samain

One of the (many) perks of shooting portraits for magazines: sometimes, you meet interesting people! Yes, you do! Economist, Jesuits,... sometimes they are both!

I have the pleasure to shoot portraits for Le Vif/ L’Express from time to time and recently I had the pleasure to make a portrait of french economist Gaël Giraud. Well, I’m not in any way much educated in political economy and usualy, if the interview happens on the same day as the shooting, I’m preparing my gear and gone scouting while the journalist is working. But this guy was so interesting, I just sat in the room and listened to those unheard point of views in the medias on the economical crisis in Greece. I brought home pictures and some thoughts to chew on.