Artist Blog

Every week an artist whose single image was published by Der Greif is given a platform in which to blog about contemporary photography.

The curious work of Adrian Samson

Sep 21, 2017 - Juan Stockenstroom

I first came across Adrian Samson’s work while living in London.  Back then I was trying to make it as a retoucher and remember being intrigued with the composition, subject matter and just the overall beautiful use of lighting in his work.  Over the years the aesthetic and content of his work have transformed. He is one of those rare artists who has the ability to straddle both the art world and the commercial world successfully and without compromise. His imagery – colourful, playful, unpredictable and in many senses sculptural in quality and composition, forming somewhat of visual language that creates its own rhythm.