DL is a duo composed of Eric DosSantos (Photographer) & Antonin Lemone

Background

It all started in San Diego California, beginning of 2011. Eric was finishing his last year at San Diego State University as a Civil Engineer, while Antonin was in search of a new outlet in California after two years in Business School in Paris. Eric has been doing photography for over 2 years and has been looking for an opportunity to take his photography to another level.Being friends prior to working together, Antonin started to show interest in Eric’s photography. In May 2011 Antonin came along to aid Eric on a photoshoot. As soon as the shoot commenced, Antonin quickly filled in on all the gaps that Eric had been missing in his photography.
Thanks to the shoot, Antonin & Eric decided to give birth to a new project. They chose to throw in all their cards and move to Paris, the cradle of fashion.


Photography in a sense

Every other “about us” page is written in 3rd Person. We played along for the “Background”, but we are the ones writing these words… so we will continue in a normal way. We see photography as a way to express ourselves and the reality that surrounds us. Reality is a playground that has still many opportunities to offer. We see photography as a young art where limits have not yet been set. We believe that ideas are born from impressions and that only through art, ideas can give birth to impressions. 
“Art is not merely an imitation of the reality of nature, but in truth a metaphysical supplement to the reality of nature, placed alongside therefore for its conquest.” (Friedrich Nietzsche). For those reasons, we use the least photomontage possible, because only reality can give the emotions that it provides, never can a human creation be as profound as reality…
Photography is our portal to create an alternate reality, a reality in which we shape and control the outcomes to be anchored in time… forever…

DosSantos/Lemone

Our Photography

“La question de savoir pourquoi mener ce projet à deux ne se pose plus lorsque l’on connait la complémentarité d’Eric et Antonin.
D’un côté, le perfectionnisme, le goût du détail et de la belle chose. Mais surtout un oeil. Celui du photographe, qui voit parfois ce qu’un autre ne remarquerait même pas. Eric ne cesse d’expérimenter, de jouer, de créer. Son « outil » de prédilection restant de loin la lumière. Véritable point d’ancrage du projet, la lumière, qu’elle soit artificielle ou naturelle permet à Eric de capter d’une manière impressionnante les moindres petits détails d’une photographie. Mais au delà de l’aspect esthétique, la lumière est aussi (et surtout) là pour créer une ambiance, des impressions, des sentiments.
Et c’est particulièrement à ce moment là qu’intervient Antonin. Passionné de philosophie et d’art au sens large du terme, il apporte au projet une créativité hors-pair. Pour lui une photographie est une histoire. Véritable metteur en scène sur les shooting photos, il est le vecteur parfait entre Eric et le sujet à photographier.
Ne laissant aucun détail au hasard sur une photographie le fruit de leur travail s’apparente à une symbiose parfaite entre émotion et qualité esthétique”
- Thomas Guibbaud – Journaliste

Alpa FPS

*Photo réalisée sans photomontage