Jacob Kowalski / portrait

Jacob Kowalski, photography by Martin Bennett

Portrait of author Jacob Kowalski.

Photographed on location in one of the bedrooms of an old German castle or Schloss. I had been in the room on a previous occasion and had noticed the daylight streaming through the window. However when it came to the shoot the sun was in a different position so I used flash to replicate the atmosphere. I was aiming at something akin to the classical tradition after Vermeer

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Lovely lighting on this one Marty – very natural. Did you get one of Jacob bare feet too?

Amazing old Dutch masters’ light in this picture! Jacob looks like half/half Stephen King/Jonathan Franzen. And I mean that as a compliment.

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