Portrait Photography, Esam hassanyeh
Whilst photographing this client in Dubai, I noticed the well know photograph of Faye Dunaway and her oscar taken by the famous Terry O'Neil in 1977.
As the client has a great sense of humour, I suggested this set up to him...and he agreed.
I like to use incredible works of art by other accomplished artists as backgrounds for some of my portraits...and this was perfect.
In my scene, one of his favourite champagnes is his oscar, the polo, his passion and love. The magazines scattered on the floor were in the office and simply at hand.
The lighting was set up to highlight specific aspects of both O'Neil's classic shot and the unique character of my client.