While watching the Olympic Swimming Trails last night, I started thinking, “I wonder if there are any black and white portraits of these Greek gods and goddesses.” Their chizzled bodies are the perfect subjects for the dramatic and classic portraiture. I think as the 2012 Summer Olympics goes into full swing I may come accross some more, but here are three beautiful examples of black and white portraits that I found sponsored by Alfred Dunhill, through their ‘Voice‘ campaign.
Alfred Dunhill Limited is part of Richemont, one of the world’s leading luxury goods groups, whose other brands include Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Piaget, Vacheron Constantin, Jaeger-LeCoultre, IWC and Montblanc. Their brand, which started in 1893, is a leader in men’s luxury goods, including watches, clothing. Note: Their entire website is in black and white. Guess we’re not the only ones that see black and white as a symbol of elegance and sophistication.
The full Dunhill ‘Voice’ are actually 3 video interviews, also stunning in black and white, but I thought I would share the individual portraits here:
Iain Percy, who is a double Olympic gold medal sailing champion:
Legendary British Olympian Sir Matthew Pinsent:
Up-and-coming Olympic hopeful Louis Smith:
More about Dunhill:
About Dunhill Voice
The campaign is realised through a series of striking black and white portraits and supported with individual video interviews conducted on set where the cast give their opinions and experiences, providing an intimate insight into their personalities and what makes them who they are. Voice is about real men of different ages and from different backgrounds, but each a man of distinction. Men who have achieved great things in their chosen fields and continue to excel with humility and grace. Men who embody timeless values that are worth aspiring to – qualities like compassion, dedication and conviction. Brilliant, inspiring, driven, engaging men with opinions, flaws and stories to tell.
I’m hoping to do a series of black and white Olympic portraits to share with you. If you find any while surfing the web, feel free to forward them to me: rpradhan @ thepradhanstudios.com