Power Photographs by Platon
Have you ever come acrossed a book and opened it up, not knowing what to expect, and then found pure beauty? That is this book. The contents are head-shot portraits of world leaders. It doesn’t sound exciting, I know. But these images are quite captivating. Here were we have some of the world’s top leaders such as Muammar Qaddafi, Tony Blair, Hugo Chavez, Yukio Hatoyama, and Barack Obama, staring into the lens for a brief moment.
The collection of photographs of these men and women, of these presidents and prime ministers, were mostly taken during a weekend at the United Nations building. Each image is sharp as a tack and the emotion of the subjects pours through. Some emote tyranny or normalcy, while others appear dignified and heroic. What is amazing is that no image is unflattering to the subject, and I don’t mean literally. Definitely grab this book if you’re into portraits.
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