Samuel R. J. Gillilan (b. 1989) is an award-winning international Leica photographer, visionary artist, educator, explorer, and author. His photographic work is found in Vogue, AP, Getty, and more.
He spent his early years growing up on a sail boat in the Pacific Northwest. Visual arts and music were at the forefront of his home-based education. After gaining a degree and career within the live music industry for over 10 years, his attention turned towards the medium of photography as a form of expressing the human experience.
Samuel is based on Kauai, Hawaii. He has traveled as a pilgrim to over eighteen countries to document multicultural Holy Sites. These pilgrimages have inspired his self-mastery through the medium of photography; a medium he uses to convey inner visions and ancient symbolism of the human psyche. Ancient traditions, symbolism, time, and the greater nature of reality are themes that thread together Samuel’s imagery..