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I think it is a very good photograph beautifully executed and composed. The background is perfectly fitted into the portrait and balanced by the tree on the right. The figure against the building makes a nice T or cross geometric shape which is pleasing and correct. Hollande's demeanor is also elegant and yet not static, and combined with a slight bit of unease a la Avendon. I was surprised at the extent of the lighting though. But I think they might have been filming Depardon as well.
Commented Jun 5, 2012 on
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Veteran French photographer, photojournalist, and documentary filmmaker Raymond Depardon used three cameras to shoot the official portrait of new French President François Hollande. The portrait that was selected was shot with Raymond's vintage 1962 Rolleiflex, which he's seen using here. A br...
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