Step into Platon's Studio- A Behind-the-Scenes Look

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

[Via The New Yorker & ISO 1200]

 

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Andrey Mikhaylov's picture

He's a great guy. He created his own unique and original style which you identify immediately after seeing his works.

Edd carlile's picture

There's a lot of humility in this guy.

David Geffin's picture

Love Platon and his work, and i agree with other comments, definitely has his own style. His eye and composition is great. Thank for posting Austin!

Jozef Povazan's picture

This is an old school approach to the portraits which I miss so much ... great images and his approach how to create them... it is all about the people and he knows that, simply amazing work on 6x6 Hasse :)

Christian Berens's picture

Very interesting. Seems like a very humble man!
Simple and true portraits for sure!

Kalyan Yasaswi's picture

Very inspiring. I literally took notes of some things he said in there.