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Seven minutes only for portrait of François Hollande | Photographer :Marco Grob

Seven minutes only for portrait of François Hollande | Photographer :Marco Grob | PHOTOGRAPHERS | Scoop.it

On Friday, January 31, we arrived at the Élysée Palace in Paris to photograph the French President François Hollande for TIME’s cover. We prepared four different set ups: A black background, a white background and two locations within the palace that would make for strong environmental shots. The key on a shoot like this is to be really well prepared. My crew moves like a ballet, so the portrait session kind of has this flow.

When the president walked in, he was pressed for time. After initial introductions, I normally don’t interact much, so the relationship is between the subject and the camera. This gives me a much more authentic picture.

 

We only had seven minutes to make the two different studio portraits, one of those ended up on the cover of TIME International. I was also able to sneak in the two environmental pictures, which both ran in the magazine.

There are different ways to get a good portrait. There are a lot of photographers who have a much different approach. But my subjects often don’t have time to get used to the fact that they’re being photographed. Which probably adds some immediacy.



Read more: Meeting François Hollande: Behind TIME’s Cover with Marco Grob - LightBox http://lightbox.time.com/2014/02/06/francois-hollande-time-cover/#ixzz2suxaeGU9


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More about great job of Marco Grob: http://www.marcogrob.com/work

Marco Grob is a contract photographer for TIME. He previously photographed major figures from the civil rights movement for One Dream, TIME’s multimedia commemoration of the 1963 March on Washington and the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. 


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Street photography | Photographer: Frédéric Le Mauff

I’m in my late 30’s and live in Lyon, France.

I lived my first 20 years far away from any crowded life. However, when I moved in a big city, I immediately enjoyed wandering the streets for hours.

By a combination of circumstances, I laid a hand on a camera. It was in 2006. I then dabbled in photography for a while, and some years later I figured out that it was possible to wander the streets and take pictures. I still remember my very first candid shot at a close distance. It was on December 2, 2008. Since then, I am trying to shoot street photography.

I have no moral consideration, no mission, no defined project. I’m not documenting anything. I only try to put in images my fascination for strangers.- 

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Faces of A.Picolo - Andrew Kovalev, editorial & corporate portrait photographer

Faces of A.Picolo - Andrew Kovalev, editorial & corporate portrait photographer | PHOTOGRAPHERS | Scoop.it

Andrew C. Kovalev is a Russian photographer specializing in environmental and editiorial portraiture. He is currently based in Paris.

This work is from is a personal portrait series of patrons to A.Picolo, a small Parisian cafe located at the border of Marche aux Puces de Sant-Ouen, one of the largest and oldest flea markets in the world. “The location is the reason for the variety of incredible characters coming to A.Picolo everyday to have a cup of coffee or a lunch or just chat with the owner. My goal was to capture these characters and stories behind them through picturing their faces,” writes Kovalev.

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Les Visages des Puces | Photographer: Andrew Kovalev

Les Visages des Puces | Photographer: Andrew Kovalev | PHOTOGRAPHERS | Scoop.it

Marché aux Puces de Saint-Ouen, located in the suburbs of Paris, is the biggest and one of the oldest flea markets in the world. It is said, that the expression “flea market” itself originates from here. It is a conglomerate of 14 smaller markets, each with its own features and speciality. It is a part of the cultural and historical heritage of France and a place of great touristic interest. Most importantly, it is a sophisticated social organism, a vast community of people who are passionate about their very special craft.

 

The goal of this project is to document the look and the spirit of the place in showing its face and soul. To show incredible diversity of its parts, which are merging together in one entity, while remaining the separate worlds.

 

This series portrays the people of The Market. Those, who live and work there, who actually create, preserve and change the place throughout its years and decades.



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Olivier besancenot | Photojournalist: Serge Bouvet

Olivier besancenot | Photojournalist: Serge Bouvet | PHOTOGRAPHERS | Scoop.it

"Retour en arrière, 15 décembre 2009, alors que j’étais à l’assemblée nationale, au 33 quai d’Orsay, pour photographier l’ancien député Didier Migaud, actuel président à la COurs des Compte, attendant dans la salle presse, j’entendis soudain une clameur et des pétarades. Tous les cameramen de chaine TV se précipitèrent vers la sortie.
J’armai mon appareil photo d’un 70mm pour saisir une image surréaliste : le ciel nuageux est comme rougi par des torches de manifestants et Olivier Besancenot (NPA) est aux prises avec huit personnes des forces de l’ordre, agitant une torche rouge, agrippé à une statue surplombant les grilles dangereusement pointues du Palais Bourbon."- Serge Bouvet

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