For Folia Magazine, a publication of the University of Amsterdam, I did a an editorial portrait of Jan Drost, Dutch philosopher and author.
The art directors idea was to do a portrait based on a classical Greek statue or bust.
Working on that idea, I thought it would be great to do it all in the shot, without digitally altering afterwards. The preparations:
By using a black shirt on a black background, we created the oval shape around the chest. This shape defines the bust portraits.
The second option was the portrayed wearing a Greek chiton.
The result in the publication (next to some smaller inserts):
> art direction: Vruchtvlees
> read more about: Folia Magazine 29/2015
> read more about: Jan Drost