I was searching for some classical black and white photography and found photos I am publishing now. Photos are quite old – not old enough to be called “classical” though. One can say that photos are documenting early days of very successful photo model. His name is Patrick Kafka. As photographed by well known photographer Milan Vukmirovic.
Just as in any advertising photography – the focus is not necessary on the model. Obviously, the idea is that model and object being advertised are in harmony. Or, sometimes it might be more effective if model provides the contrast.
I guess that harmony was the goal in this particular case. Let me know what do you think about it?
This is what I have found on Wikipedia.
His first job was a campaign for Abercrombie & Fitch, photographed by Bruce Weber in 2009, followed by assignments for Ralph Lauren and Trussardi. In June of the same year, Kafka had his début at Milan Fashion Week in fashion shows for Bottega Veneta, Dolce & Gabbana, Dsquared2, Jil Sander, Zegna und Moschino, as well as in Paris for John Galliano, Hugo Boss, Kenzo and Thierry Mugler. In September 2009, he was invited by Richard Chai and Michael Bastian to their runway shows in New York.
Since then, Kafka has been working with fashion photographers such as Arnaldo Anaya-Lucca, Sam Bassett, Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, Jem Mitchell, Sergi Pons, David Slijper and Milan Vukmirovic. He has appeared in men’s magazines, such as Flaunt, the Italian edition of L’Officiel Hommes, the Japanese edition of GQ, the Spanish version of Esquire and the German edition of Playboy, often on the cover page. Amongst his clients are Armani, Balmain, Diesel, Perry Ellis, Thom Browne, Roberto Cavalli and Simon Spurr.
…is currently Editor-in-Chief and Founder of FASHION FOR MEN bookmazine and Menswear Creative Director of Ports 1961, since 2015.
He was born in France in 1970 to a Serbian family, Milan was raised in Paris.
Milan studied at ESMOD, the school in Paris. However, Milan left school in favor of an internship at the Jardin des Modes.
In 1996, Milan co-founded Colette, the concept store in Paris. Then in 2000, Milan was appointed Design Director for the Gucci Group, and subsequently, the Creative Director of Jil Sander.
Finally in 2005, menswear magazine, L’Officiel Hommes, enlisted him as their Editor-in-Chief. Milan joined Trussardi as Creative Director in 2007.