Platon is a NYC-based photographer. But as they say in the business, he has the edge, the look, the feel – the whole nine yards.
“You sit there and there’s this camera pointed in your face. People are at their best when they can be natural. And that’s the hardest thing as a photographer. It’s nothing really special, it’s not important in terms of world events, but it is a big challenge to get the magic of someone.”
Remember this controversial Esquire magazine cover image of Bill Clinton? Platon shot that.
“From the first shoot I did to the shoot I did a week ago with Jude Law, there’s always this moment where it’s all down to me. The bullshit goes out the window, the glamour goes out the window, and I’ve got to deliver. I’ve got to push myself to confront this person and confront them in a very truthful way. I go to this lonely place where I pace up and down, getting my head straight, checking that I’m focused on all my technical stuff, and opening my mind to be ready for anything this person’s going to throw at me. After it’s over, then the bullshit comes back and you can brag about it.”
Want to know what makes him tick? Read this interview on Mediabistro.com – “So, What Do You Do, Platon?“