In the Netherlands are political elections next week. The photographers who made the portraits for these election posters made my day!
The photos are taken like mugshots are made. With a frontal flash light, drop shadow on the white background and the harsh shadows not hidden … There is no compassion or empathy in the faces. Just a forced smile.
Does anyone know why the campaign teams of these two political parties opted for such bad pictures? Or is it the case that potential voters for these parties like to vote for criminals?
Portrait photography is a very difficult and underappreciated form of art … these portraits are an insult to all portrait photographers.
Or is it the case that the photographers secretly express their own (opposite) political color in their portraits … Than the photographers probably believed that this prime minister and minister of finance could only be depicted as criminals.