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Phaidon Press, 2004
216 pages
150 illustrations, colour & b+w.
ISBN: 071484408X

Platon's Republic is a collection of unique portraits by British born, New York based, fashion photographer Platon. Platon's subjects are all leaders in their field and include among many others Al Pacino, Bill Clinton, Vivienne Westwood, Leonard Cohen and David Beckham. Over 120 photographs have been selected from an enormous range of powerful images taken over the last decade and together they constitute a unique and dynamic cross-section through the cult of fame and power. Granted extraordinary access to some of the west's most powerful people, Platon draws his subjects from the TV industry, politics, entertainment, arts, music and fashion industries, to create arresting portraits that are both graphic and intimate. This impressive book documents the unusual angles and revealing expressions that are Platon's hallmark.


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