“Learning from the Masters” is a weekly series where share useful lessons we can learn from others, regardless of their medium. The important thing for me is how we can apply these lessons to photography, and to our lives as creative individuals.
Photographer Platon is world renowned for his portraits of world leaders, thinkers, and more recently the regular guy on the street fighting for civil and human rights in places where people lose their lives over what they say and believe.
In addition to his photography, he is also a great speaker and presenter, and this presentation at Wired 2013 was one of the most powerful examples I’ve seen of the power of the image. Regardless of what type of photography you do, this is a masterful and powerful look at how a photograph can truly communicate thousands of words.