Platon is a renowned photographer who's taken the portrait many of the most important, influential, and infamous people in the world. His portfolio includes photos of President Obama, the First Lady, Vladimir Putin, Muammar Gaddafi, and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, amoung many, many others. The New Yorker recently shared this video taking us behind the scenes at Platon's New York studio during a portrait session and offers a glimpse at a true master at work.
In the video Platon leads you around his studio, showing off some of his impressive larger-than-life prints of the larger-than-life people he's shot over the years while talking about his style, method, and creative process. It's really inspiring to see Platon pulling such beautiful, dynamic lighting out of such a simple studio setup and to see someone still working with a Hassy 500.
You can check out our previous Platon coverage here.