Two things you can't get enough of: Benedict Cumberbatch and Dan Winters. Cumberbatch stars in The Imitation Game - opening next week - as Alan Turing. Dan Winters photographs him for the cover of TIME. Dan Winters' perfect attention to detail is on full display here - personally building various set pieces and even having an authentic WWII Enigma machine hand-delivered from a museum six hours away.
For this particular portrait, Winters shot digital and tethered to Lightroom. Check out the video around 1:10 where, besides small adjustments to exposure, clarity and saturation, everything is zeroed out. Talk about nailing it in camera. Dan's approach is meticulously thought out and expertly executed. For a better look into his process, check out his book, Road to Seeing - one of the best books on photography out there.