About the artist, Eli Samuel

“Christian Pastor” to “Nude Photographer”. This is a story about intentional inner reflection and visual artistic expression.

Eli Samuel grew up in the Pentecostal Christian Church and spent his childhood in Thailand as a missionary with his family. As he grew up, he followed in his father’s footsteps to become a Pastor in the Church, with photography being only a hobby. 

Photography's presence in his life started a journey that would end up unravelling his faith. That process helped Eli discover who he is. Christianity's conservatism, the nervousness around lust and sexuality created conflict. Eli has a natural eye for subject matter surrounding the human body. This naturally created friction in his faith and a deep unrest. Eventually, he moved out of Church leadership and pursued a photography career full-time when he was 25. Since then, he has dedicated his life to photographic exploration and expression. 

His photography work focuses on humans. The textures of human skin, the emotions on human faces, the stories that come through human eyes, the lust in human bodies, and the roles humans play in nature.

There is love in his work, which can be contributed to his upbringing in Christianity. You also observe connections in his work, which photography helped him to hone. As an Artist, there is peace when those two most important parts of who he is are reconciled. 

“My art is my devout attempt to be true to who I am without presuppositions.” - Eli Samuel

Commercial / Lifestyle
With over 15 years of production experience for large and small Commercial brands and companies. Hire Eli Samuel as a photographer or videographer
Director of Photography - DP
10 years of experience as a DP, 1st AC and Assitant / Grip. I have deep knowledge of most camera systems and workflows. View my showreel at the link below
Fashion / Editorial
15 years of production experience for large and small fashion brands. Hire Eli Samuel as a photographer or videographer for your next project
Modelling Portfolio Production
Powerful Imagery for a modern world. These packages are designed to get you work and promote you to achieve your goals in the industry, Hire Austin's best!
Onset Production Services
Meet Austin's second best Digi tech. Haha, that title goes to Taylor of Texas Grip. Hire me for your next production
Video Editor / Film Colourist
Click the link below for my Video Editing per hour rate. I am an extremely experienced colourist and I like to work primarily with da Vinci Resolve
Commercial / Lifestyle
With over 15 years of production experience for large and small Commercial brands and companies. Hire Eli Samuel as a photographer or videographer
Director of Photography - DP
10 years of experience as a DP, 1st AC and Assitant / Grip. I have deep knowledge of most camera systems and workflows. View my showreel at the link below
Fashion / Editorial
15 years of production experience for large and small fashion brands. Hire Eli Samuel as a photographer or videographer for your next project
Modelling Portfolio Production
Powerful Imagery for a modern world. These packages are designed to get you work and promote you to achieve your goals in the industry, Hire Austin's best!
Onset Production Services
Meet Austin's second best Digi tech. Haha, that title goes to Taylor of Texas Grip. Hire me for your next production
Video Editor / Film Colourist
Click the link below for my Video Editing per hour rate. I am an extremely experienced colourist and I like to work primarily with da Vinci Resolve
Commercial / Lifestyle
With over 15 years of production experience for large and small Commercial brands and companies. Hire Eli Samuel as a photographer or videographer
Director of Photography - DP
10 years of experience as a DP, 1st AC and Assitant / Grip. I have deep knowledge of most camera systems and workflows. View my showreel at the link below
Fashion / Editorial
15 years of production experience for large and small fashion brands. Hire Eli Samuel as a photographer or videographer for your next project
Modelling Portfolio Production
Powerful Imagery for a modern world. These packages are designed to get you work and promote you to achieve your goals in the industry, Hire Austin's best!
Onset Production Services
Meet Austin's second best Digi tech. Haha, that title goes to Taylor of Texas Grip. Hire me for your next production
Video Editor / Film Colourist
Click the link below for my Video Editing per hour rate. I am an extremely experienced colourist and I like to work primarily with da Vinci Resolve

Please enjoy my DP Showreel below

This is my showreel for brands that we have worked with, plus some extra creative content that I have shot over the 15 years I have been in the industry

Click here to view my full portfolio

Eli Samuel's Art Prints

Eli Samuel’s photography has the unmistakable mixture of vibrate colour and physical beauty, framed with symmetrical composition and abstract subject matter. Interwoven with sexuality, his portfolio converges at a point between provocation and profundity. 

A curation of his artwork is available to view and purchase. Transform your space with some beautiful photography artwork! 

Click here to view the entire collection


What we do.

Eli Samuel is an Australian Photographer, DP / Director of Photography and Content creator based in Austin, Texas

Eli Samuel specialises in fashion, commercial, and brand advertising and has over 15 years of experience. We offer videography and photography services for a wide range of applications. Our team consists of several talented artists when we are taking on board our projects.

Our production house includes client commissions for fashion labels and commercial clients from Sass and BideStudio PilatesAusmar HomesAustralian Institute of Creative DesignBW TribalNikke Horrigan, and many more. 

 Our work has been published in a number of renowned Australian and international magazines such as Normal MagazineEllements MagazineBisous Magazine, and many others. 

Our artwork, prints and merchandise are custom original pieces that are produced by our lead artist, Eli Samuel.


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Eli Samuel LLC - Incorporated 2023
Tax ID: 32087201318

 Content Creator / Photographer / DP / Videographer based in Austin, Texas