What kind of photographer is Platon?

portrait and documentary photographer
Platon (born Platon Antoniou, born 20 April 1968) is a British portrait and documentary photographer.

How did Platon get into photography?

Born in London in 1968, Platon was raised in the Greek Isles until his family returned to England in the 1970’s. He attended St. Martin’s School of Art and after receiving his BA with honors in Graphic Design, went on to receive an MA in Photography and Fine Art at the Royal College of Art.

What type of lighting did Platon use in most of his portraits?

simple lighting
Platon mostly utilizes a simple lighting setup consisting of one strobe with a strong diffusion that he places in front and slightly overhead of the subject.

What is Platon known for?

What is Plato known for? Plato’s most famous work is the Republic, which details a wise society run by a philosopher. He is also famous for his dialogues (early, middle, and late), which showcase his metaphysical theory of forms—something else he is well known for.

What is Platon’s disability?

Platon talks about his severe dyslexia that he has been a very defining part of his life. For him to make sense of the world, he has to keep things as simple as possible. He also began his career as a graphic designer where one of the key learnings is about the importance of simplicity.

Which lens does Platon use?

Platon uses a medium format film camera with a 135mm lens, which roughly compares with a 75mm lens on a full frame camera. But don’t let that stop you. Just use whatever camera you have. The only constraint is your creativity and the fact that you need to be able to trigger your flash guns off-camera.

What Leica does Platon use?

uses mostly one of 2 cameras. The esteemed Hasselblad 553 ELX in the studio and his M6 when out and about. Along with Kodak Tri-X 400 film and Fujicolor or Kodak color negative film, and he’s set.

What camera lens does Platon use?

What lenses does Platon use?

Platon will often do similar types of portraits in the studio, or Bruce Gilden out on the street. In all cases, these guys are getting right up close to their subjects. But from a lens standpoint, you would do this with a 24mm f/1.4 on a full frame camera, getting right up to your subject.

How does Platon connect with his subjects?

Like any great portraitist, Platon is able to quickly establish a connection with his subjects, which allows the viewer, through his pictures, to glimpse into the subject, whether a prince or a pauper. Windows to the soul have never been clearer.

How do you shoot like Platon?

What lens does Lee Jeffries use?

Jeffries is a self-taught photographer that resides in England. His gear is simple. He uses an “old and knackered Canon 5d mark 1, 24mm f1. 4l lens and a small hand held reflector.” He does all his processing in Lightroom and CS4.

Where can I see Platon’s photography?

Other permanent collections holding Platon’s photography include The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts in Tampa, Florida and The Westlicht Museum for Photography in Vienna, Austria and the Scotland National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh. Platon is a member of the Global Leadership Council for the World Economic Forum.

Who is Platon Platon?

Platon was born April 20, 1968 in Greece. His father (Jim Antoniou) was a Greek architect and illustrator and his mother is an art historian. Platon is currently married and has two children.

What are Platon’s New Yorker portraits?

Platon’s New Yorker portfolios have focused on themes including the U.S Military, portraits of world leaders and the Civil Rights Movement. In 2009, Platon teamed up with Human Rights Watch to help them celebrate those who fight for equality and justice in countries suppressed by political forces.

What is Platon’s people’s portfolio?

Platon founded The People’s Portfolio, a non-profit organization. Platon photographs those who are fighting for civil and human rights, giving a voice to those who are unheard. His portfolios include photographs of Burmese victims and exiles, Egyptian revolutionaries, and those fighting against oppression in Russia.