Platon Antoniou (London, April 20, 1968), artistically known simply as "Platon", is a Greek-British photographer who has photographed various world leaders and public figures, many of them for The New Yorker magazine.
By an English mother and a Greek father, Platon Antoniou spent his childhood and adolescence in Greece, although he later studied in his hometown, attending St. Martin's School of Art and the Royal College of Art, where one of his professors and mentors was the photographer John Hinde.
With less than 30 years of age, his work was already published by English magazines such as Vogue, which made him known and led to his being hired for the newly created American magazine George Magazin at the beginning of the 21st century. Although this publication disappeared not long after, this caused him to move and his work became known in that country of the American continent. Thus, he had the doors open for his usual collaborations and a multitude of covers in magazines such as Time, The New Yorks Times, Rolling Stone, GQ or Esquire, among others.</ P>
One of the best known and most important photographs of him was taken of Bill Clinton shortly before the end of his term. This image caused quite a stir at the time, being a symmetrical and close portrait of great strength in which the North American president smiles proudly and mischievously at Platoː's proposal "Mr. President, teach me love".
Portrait is about lighting, it's about the person's eyes, it's about capturing the person's soul.