A photoessay that explores the existence of orthodox values in a modern world.

Each model is a modern pastiche on one of the four evangelists (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) — those attributed with the creation of the four Gospel accounts in the New Testament — and their associated animals (man, lion, ox and eagle, respectively). The direction also draws parallels between religion and contemporary social notions, such as the process to salvation and the selfie (i.e. both strive towards a ‘perfect image’.)

Styling in collaboration with Tatham+Renshaw.

Art Direction


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Saul studio is a graphic design practice founded by Dan Saul Pilgrim in 2014 and based in Leeds, UK.

Specialising in typographic, print-based design, the studio’s services include art direction, identity, book and other design ephemera for a variety of clients. From time to time, the studio also works on film projects.

The studio embraces a minimalist, pared-back aesthetic that is led by expert and expressive choices in colour, typeface and material. Our aim is to find a balance between the commercial and the contemporary through our practice.

Providing a personable yet professional service, our previous clients and collaborators include artists, designers, musicians, institutions, photographers and restaurant and shop owners.

In May 2016, the studio published their first book, COFFEE SHOP: NORTH, the first visually-led book to document, explore and showcase the independent coffee scene in North England, which was ‘Highly Commended’ by the British Book Awards 2016 in the Photo Books, Art / Architecture Monographs category.

Dan is also available on a freelance basis, in addition to providing talks and lectures at educational institutions.

Please get in touch with any enquiries you may have.

Studio 1, Flat D
11 North Hill Road
Leeds LS6 2EN

07896 095 263


Justin Slee

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