Joel Grimes : One 22 inch beauty dish as my overhead light, Canon 5DSR with a 24-70 2.8 II lens at 24mm focal length. The texture on the background was added in post.
Raffaello Franiuk self portrait / art / portrait / photography
Platon is famous for getting big personalities to open up in front of his camera. He’s worked with many of the world’s most eccentric leaders — Putin, Gaddafi, Ahmadinejad — but always found a way to make a picture.
Irving Penn, Helmut Newton
Portrait photo and lighting setup with Bounce Umbrella and Regular Flash by Martin Zvonár on strobox.com
Black and white (plus the pose) says calm and powerful