You can tell by his retro styling and touches of humor that photographer Holbox puts on his “director’s” cap when on set. His fond memories of childhood, along with the “visions of the future” conjured by the 1970’s cinematic directors, inform his well-liked portraits in his Shutterstock portfolio.
Holbox (who prefers to go by his nickname) is based in Spain, has been a Shutterstock contributor since 2008, and has over 11,000 images on his portfolio. His 25 years of experience in photography is essential for exploring his themes, concepts and to direct the models.
He explains, “I’m a little ‘movie’ director on my shoots. Before each one I explain to the model what’s running through my mind and try to be sure that the model captures the meaning of my story. Then I just let them act, as if in the movie. If I see there is something special, I ask the model to repeat it and improve the results.”
What he produces are enigmatic characters, whose comical situations or poses add a witty and playful spin to the overall final image. The results liven up the portraiture options available to download on Shutterstock.
View more of his retro-hip images here.
View more from his Shutterstock portfolio here.