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Lionel Derimais Photographer

Athulla an 11-year-old Sri Lankan learns the mahout trade in the heart of the jungle in the Habarana region with a 32-year-old elephant, Rani. Sri Lanka // Athulla un jeune sri lankais de 11 ans apprend le métier de cornac au coeur de la jungle dans la région de Habarana avec une éléphante de 32 ans, Rani, Sri Lanka © Lionel DERIMAIS/2021

Lionel Derimais Photographer |

London-based French photographer & videographer with 40 years experience. Previously based in Paris, Beijing, New York, Brussels and Tokyo.

Broad ranged of topics photographed with a strong interest in people’s lives and activities: stories on China, Elephant-keepers in Sri Lanka, Italian olive oil, hospital-boats in India, fishermen in Devon, football supporters, Brexit issues…Cities: Sao Paulo, London, Seoul, Sydney, Dubaï, Singapore… Personalities: Jamie Oliver, Margaret Atwood, Simon Schama, James Lovelock, Phil Collins, Mark Knopfler, Tony Blair, Sir Nicholas Soames, Bill Gates, Sir Richard Rogers, Christopher Wylie, Mhairi Black (MP / SNP), Dame Helena Morrissey…

“In November 2020 I self-published a book of photographs of my 5 years in China: “Cultural Evolution – China 2005-2010”. The book has been acquired by the Library of Congress in Washington.

My black & white work – available on my website – is published by Café Royal Books under the titles “London 1982” and “New York 1980”. The books are in the Tate Library collection and in the Eastman museum in Rochester, NY.”

My pictures can also be found at / /

Available for commission: +44 78 45 598 015 (WhatsApp) | [email protected]

Marley, 17, from Brixham, has been working on a trawler for one month. He unloads fish caught during a week at sea, Brixham, Devon, Great Britain. Marley, 17 ans, originaire de Brixham, navigue depuis un mois sur un chalutier. Il décharge le poisson pris pendant une semaine de mer, Brixham, Devon, Grande-Bretagne.
Fishermen at dusk on the Dingle peninsula, Kerry, Ireland. 2009 / Pêcheurs sur une plage du Kerry, Irlande.

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