Inspirations — Romain Lenancker

Stockholm and Paris-based Romain Lenancker is one of those individuals who continues to inspire us with his work in art direction and set design. His portfolio has expanded progressively over the last few years, with everything he produces looking extremely impressive. His commercial work blends aesthetically perfectly with personal projects. Lenancker is an art director and set designer with an almost unparalleled eye for composition. His portfolio is living proof that it is possible to marry the needs of demanding commissions with arresting, thoughtful imagery. He’s particularly adept at using a limited colour palette to maximum effect, letting his superlative attention to detail capture and hold the viewers’ attention. He works as the Art Director of Intersection Magazine’s still-life division. Over the course of the years in which Another Something & Company has been active, Romain has always been raising the bar in a very inspirational manner and therefore we’ve asked him what inspires him in life.

Please introduce yourself.
Romain Lenancker, still life art director, based in Paris.

Who is the most inspiring person in history and why?
There are many but all for different reasons: Irving Penn, Max Bill, Nick Knight, Brett Weston, Tina Modotti, Sebastião Salgado, Robert Mangold, Roger Caillois, Michael Heizer, Pierre Soulages, Olafur Eliasson, Karl Blossfeldt, and then I’m still forgetting a lot of names. These are those who interest me much right now, but it is constantly evolving.

Who is the most inspiring person in your life and why?
I do not know, I am inspired by so many different things and people.

Who do you consider the most inspiring photographer?

Right now I am fascinated by the work of Guy Bourdin, everything he has done for Vogue is excellent.

And the photograph that will always stay in your mind?
There are also too many, but right now there is a picture of Daniel Beltra, who mostly works as an assignment photographer for Greenpeace, which I really love. It looks like a painting, it is very strong.

Who for you is the most inspiring artist?
Look back to the answer to the question on the most inspiring person in history; I can never pick just one.

And what is the most inspiring music ?
Kiasmos – Thrown
Same Place – Lil B
Love Somebody – Gucci Mane feat Young Thug

The thing you never go without?
My Macbook Pro, I have everything in it.

Your favorite city?
London. I try to go as often as possible. I just love the dynamic of that city.

Your favorite hideout?

My studio. I have everything I need to tinker there, to build lots of decors for my photos, it is how I find ideas, while creating.

The website you often check?
Tumblr, with its infinite scroll.

The books on your coffee table?
Serpens‘ by Guido Mocafico and ‘Genesis‘ by Sebastião Salgado.

The books on your bedside table?
Review of Seven Chapters of Constructive Pictures, Etc.‘ by Karl Gertner.

What is your dream?

Finish my book project of three volume’s within the next three years. The first volume is scheduled for September 2015

What would you do if you could start all over again?
I didn’t even want to start the first time..

Portrayed with the interview is some incredible work of this year by Romain. Firstly the work for Intersection Magazine #20 named ‘Objects‘ which was shot by Adrien Toubiana and the beautiful ‘Dunes & Canyons‘ project made out of cosmetics powder and shot by Paul Lepreux.

For more information and work by Romain see here.