On semipermanent.com I found a range of photographs by Platon that also includes, President Barack Obama.
|American President Barack Obama By Platon|
The two photographs above are the ones by Platon that interested me most. I think it was the use of the black and white effect. The photographs have been shot on a plain white background. The sitter in the photograph has a 3D effect due to the way the lighting allows shadows as well as highlights. By looking into the sitters eyes I could see the lighting mainly comes from above, giving direct lighting over the sitters.
|President of Russia, Vladimir Putin By Platon|
From this photographer I am inspired to try out different angles to give the viewer a different perspective of the sitter. From a low angle I will be able to make the sitter have a powerful look. From a close straight on angle, I may make the sitter have a more edgy look depending on what facial expression I ask the sitter to do. Overall, Platon's black and white photographs have been my favourite.