Did you catch the Golden Globes last night? How exciting is it that Mr. Robot won for Best TV Drama? (I still can’t believe it beat out Game of Thrones.) These days, I love looking back on award shows by viewing professional portraits taken by big name photographers. This year, Instagram partnered with Dutch duo, Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin (or Inez and Vinoodh), in releasing beautiful black and white photos of the presenters and winners backstage.
“We are thrilled to be working with Instagram for this type of mini studio portraiture,” Inez and Vinoodh told The Hollywood Reporter. “The immediacy of Instagram as an outlet is very exciting to us and this specific Golden Globes shoot event will be the perfect opportunity to capture today’s icons of entertainment in our own timeless way.”
I love the simplicity of each portrait. There were no distracting props, just celebrities in their raw form. Although I don’t think anyone could top Mark Seliger’s Vanity Fair portraits, which were taken after the 2014 Oscar’s, you have to give it to the Dutch photographers for capturing the souls of each celebrity in their truly remarkable way. (Now here’s the billion dollar question. Can Leo finally win that Oscar?)
Photos via Instagram/Golden Globes