Platon Photographer

Photography Inspiration #1: Platon

Photographer Platon has captured portraits of the most famous and powerful people on the planet: Bill Clinton, Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump, Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg and many others.

Platon’s portraits are widely admired for their simplicity and striking character. In an interview with milkbooks he describes the origin of his style:

“I am dyslexic. My pictures make something simple out of something complicated perhaps because I can’t really function with a lot of complicated things on a page. My simplification [of] a powerful graphic form works well for the covers of magazines and makes for images that stand out. It is like I produce a logo of somebody’s face.”