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Samael Creative exists to vanquish design mediocrity to make bands and brands more commercially successful through impenetrable ideas and bulletproof creativity.
Hello my name is sticker with a name of Richard Samael Forsman

Services

Graphic Design
From band logos to company branding and digital marketing. I've done it all and I'm happy to deliver all of your needed visual assets.
Web Design
Custom handcrafted WordPress sites that do not rely on cookie cutter themes or cheap plugins. I offer solutions for big and small projects and all budget scales.
Motion Graphics
Motion graphics are great for animated web elements to TV advertising. Any still images can be animated and when there are no images, I can make fresh graphics, shoot photos and video. Full package in one order.
Photography
From event photography to creative portraits and products photography. I always aim for more creative side of photography with vibrant colours.
Videography
Music videos, interviews, product ads and more. I offer video services for small productions or as director of photography in part of your own larger crew.
Art & Illustration
Album cover art is where it all began for Samael Creative. I'm focused on more darker style of art with macabre and occult themes. On top of that I also do digital portraits.

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STAM1NA at TUSKA Festival 2024⁠ 🤘📸

Despite not typically gravitating towards Finnish-language music, I've found myself drawn to Stam1na's live shows. It's just one of those bands I'll be seeing at every festival if they happen to be on the program. It's been a while since I last saw them at Nummirock, so it was nice to see them again.

Full festival review and rest of the photos in my blog. Link in the bio! 😉

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All photos by @samaelcreative

Gear:⁠
Sony a7RV⁠
Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II⁠
Sony FE 24mm F1.4 GM⁠
Sigma DG DN Art 85mm F1.4⁠
FX filters from @prismlensfx

⁠⁠@stam1na_official
@tuskafestival
@metaljunkbox
@sony.nordic

#photography #photographer #musicphotography #musicmagazine #metaljunkbox #band #concertphotography #gig #festivalphotography #livemusic #creative #valokuvaaja #valokuvaajahelsinki #finland #musiclovers #sonyalpha #sonynordic #tuska #tuska2024 #tuskafestival #stam1na #stam1naband
LUNA KILLS at TUSKA Festival 2024⁠ 🤘📸

I only managed to photograph a couple of bands on the @tuskakvlt stage, and one of them was LUNA KILLS.
I'm just not too keen on the hot and crowded space, so I couldn't spend too long in there. I might need to check them out again later 🤘

Full festival review and rest of the photos in my blog. Link in the bio! 😉

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All photos by @samaelcreative

Gear:⁠
Sony a7RV⁠
Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II⁠
Sony FE 24mm F1.4 GM⁠
Sigma DG DN Art 85mm F1.4⁠
FX filters from @prismlensfx

⁠⁠@lunakillsband
@tuskafestival
@metaljunkbox
@sony.nordic

#photography #photographer #musicphotography #musicmagazine #metaljunkbox #band #concertphotography #gig #festivalphotography #livemusic #creative #valokuvaaja #valokuvaajahelsinki #finland #musiclovers #sonyalpha #sonynordic #tuska #tuska2024 #tuskafestival #lunakills
LORD OF THE LOST at TUSKA Festival 2024⁠ 🤘📸

These guys have been on my concert photography bucket list for quite a while already. Twice I've had a booking on top of their shows and twice I've been unable to cover them for other reasons. Now I finally made it on the fifth try 🖤

Full festival review and rest of the photos in my blog. Link in the bio! 😉

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All photos by @samaelcreative

Gear:⁠
Sony a7RV⁠
Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II⁠
Sony FE 24mm F1.4 GM⁠
Sigma DG DN Art 85mm F1.4⁠
FX filters from @prismlensfx
Shit load of water
Couple beers

⁠⁠@officiallordofthelost
@tuskafestival
@metaljunkbox
@sony.nordic

#photography #photographer #musicphotography #musicmagazine #metaljunkbox #band #concertphotography #gig #festivalphotography #livemusic #creative #valokuvaaja #valokuvaajahelsinki #finland #musiclovers #sonyalpha #sonynordic #tuska #tuska2024 #tuskafestival #lordofthelost #chrisharms
TAROT at TUSKA Festival 2024⁠ 🤘📸

TAROT shows always give me an energy boost of good feelings. It's a great way to begin the second day of the TUSKA festival. Even though I've seen TAROT live multiple times, this was my first time photographing them.

Full festival review and rest of the photos in my blog. Link in the bio! 😉

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All photos by @samaelcreative

Gear:⁠
Sony a7RV⁠
Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II⁠
Sony FE 24mm F1.4 GM⁠
Sigma DG DN Art 85mm F1.4⁠
FX filters from @prismlensfx
Shit load of water
Couple beers

⁠⁠@tarotofficial2024/
@tuskafestival
@metaljunkbox
@sony.nordic

#photography #photographer #musicphotography #musicmagazine #metaljunkbox #band #concertphotography #gig #festivalphotography #livemusic #creative #valokuvaaja #valokuvaajahelsinki #finland #musiclovers #sonyalpha #sonynordic #tuska #tuska2024 #tuskafestival #tarot #tarotband
TURMION KÄTILÖT at TUSKA Festival 2024⁠ 🤘📸

Next up are TURMION KÄTILÖT. I cannot even count how many times I've seen these guys on stage, but I've still never missed their shows when possible.

This time we got to hear how their German lessons have gone with the new song "Schlachter" featuring Chris Harms from Lord of the Lost.

Full festival review and rest of the photos in my blog. Link in the bio! 😉

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All photos by @samaelcreative

Gear:⁠
Sony a7RV⁠
Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II⁠
Sony FE 24mm F1.4 GM⁠
Sigma DG DN Art 85mm F1.4⁠
FX filters from @prismlensfx
Shit load of water
Couple beers

⁠⁠@turmion_katilot_official
@tuskafestival
@metaljunkbox
@sony.nordic

#photography #photographer #musicphotography #musicmagazine #metaljunkbox #band #concertphotography #gig #festivalphotography #livemusic #creative #valokuvaaja #valokuvaajahelsinki #finland #musiclovers #sonyalpha #sonynordic #tuska #tuska2024 #tuskafestival #turmionkätilöt #turmionkatilot
WARMEN at TUSKA Festival 2024⁠ 🤘📸

Continuing with the TUSKA photos, next up is a project launched by former Children of Bodom keyboard virtuoso Janne "Warman" Wirman.

Full festival review and rest of the photos in my blog. Link in the bio! 😉

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All photos by @samaelcreative

Gear:⁠
Sony a7RV⁠
Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II⁠
Sony FE 24mm F1.4 GM⁠
Sigma DG DN Art 85mm F1.4⁠
FX filters from @prismlensfx
Shit load of water
Couple beers

⁠⁠@warmen_band
@tuskafestival
@metaljunkbox
@sony.nordic

#photography #photographer #musicphotography #musicmagazine #metaljunkbox #band #concertphotography #gig #festivalphotography #livemusic #creative #valokuvaaja #valokuvaajahelsinki #finland #musiclovers #sonyalpha #sonynordic #tuska #tuska2024 #tuskafestival #warmen
ZEAL & ARDOR at TUSKA Festival 2024⁠ 🤘📸

Am I late for the TUSKA photo party? I've been busy shooting more stuff and wanted to update these to my site before starting with the Instagram posts. So yeah... links to the full photo galleries are now live on my site 😉

Led by Swiss-American vocalist Manuel Gagneux, this avant-garde metal ensemble defied expectations and left an indelible mark on the festival.
Prior to TUSKA's announcement, Zeal & Ardor had been an unfamiliar name to me. It wasn't until the morning bus ride to the festival that I sampled their music and immediately I had found another favorite that I've listened for tens of hours already since the TUSKA ended.

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All photos by @samaelcreative

Gear:⁠
Sony a7RV⁠
Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II⁠
Sony FE 24mm F1.4 GM⁠
Sigma DG DN Art 85mm F1.4⁠
FX filters from @prismlensfx
Shit load of water
Couple beers

⁠⁠@zealandardor
@tuskafestival
@metaljunkbox
@sony.nordic

#photography #photographer #musicphotography #tuonelamagazine #musicmagazine #band #concertphotography #gig #festivalphotography #livemusic #creative #valokuvaaja #valokuvaajahelsinki #finland #musiclovers #sonyalpha #sonynordic #tuska #tuska2024 #tuskafestival #zealardor
PSYCOLON NINE at Kuudes Linja⁠, Helsinki⁠ 🤘📸

PSYCLON NINE made their first visit to Finland at Kuudes Linja, Helsinki on May 15th, 2024.

The headliner of the night PSYCLON NINE (USA) who finally visited Finland for the first time. From what I had heard about their shows in the recent past, my expectations weren’t very high, but the show ended up being definitely in my top 3 of the year so far. This show perfectly defined what I expected to see at a goth club when I first visited one over a decade ago, and so far before this night, I hadn’t really met those expectations. Nero Bellum‘s (vocals) stage act was magnetizing and extremely energetic.

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All photos by @samaelcreative

Gear:⁠
Sony a7RV⁠
Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II⁠
Sony FE 24mm F1.4 GM⁠
Sigma DG DN Art 85mm F1.4⁠

⁠⁠@psyclonnine
@nero_bellum_official
@6.linja
@tuonelamagazine
@sony.nordic

#gallery #photography #photographer #musicphotography #kuudeslinja #6linja #industrialband #psycolonnine #tuonelamagazine #musicmagazine #band #concertphotography #gig #goth #livemusic #creative #valokuvaaja #valokuvaajahelsinki #finland #musiclovers #sonyalpha #sonynordic
DIE KUR at Kuudes Linja⁠, Helsinki⁠ 🤘🔥🔥🔥

A night of extremely distinctive shows, offering black metal to dark industrial and some of the rarer side of instruments like electric violin, theremin, and a voice-modulating gas mask mic. DIE KUR step up the stage after POST PULSE to prepare the audience for the PSYCLON NINE who made their first visit to Finland at Kuudes Linja, Helsinki on May 15th, 2024.

This show brought some of the more interesting types of industrial sounds of the night. Adding a member to play the electric violin is something I haven’t witnessed before in this genre and, based on the violinist’s stage performance, I’d guess his background is in classical music. Or maybe I’ve just seen too much of Lindsey Stirling dancing around the stage in her shows. Another interesting element of DIE KUR‘s show was the theremin. I’ve played around with one myself, but I’ve never seen it used on stage and this was the last genre I’d imagine seeing one in. Overall, it was a solid show and it was nice to have something very different from both warm-up acts.

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All photos by @samaelcreative

Gear:⁠
Sony a7RV⁠
Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II⁠
Sony FE 24mm F1.4 GM⁠
Sigma DG DN Art 85mm F1.4⁠

⁠⁠@die_kur
@6.linja
@tuonelamagazine

#gallery #photography #photographer #musicphotography #kuudeslinja #6linja #industrialband #diekur #tuonelamagazine #theremin #musicmagazine #band #concertphotography #gig #livemusic #creative #valokuvaaja #valokuvaajahelsinki #finland #musiclovers #sonyalpha #sonynordic
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