Going Old School for a New President

Over at The Online Photographer, Michael Johnston linked off to a series of photos of French photographer Raymond Depardon shooting the official portrait of the new French President, Françios Hollande.

There are some interesting comments, including one by Johnston himself, about the camera that made the final image – a 1962 Rolleiflex. More interesting, to me, are the comments about how Hollande looks in the final image – a little stiff, a little uncomfortable – which readers attribute to the time frame Depardon had to shoot within.

What I want, more than the Rollei, is the massive white silk used to light him.

Mark E. Johnson

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