Den Haag, Nederland
Dutch travel/portrait photographer Gregor Servais describes himself as a melancholic dreamer. One look to his overcast seascapes and you’ll understand why — they’re depressively beautiful. He also likes improvising every portrait he takes. From the commissioned shoots, handed down from plush magazines like Esquire, to his own personal portraits taken from around the world. He enjoys pressuring himself to capture something beautiful at a moment’s notice.
And although several of his portraits do reveal his melancholic tendencies, none seem lacking of polish or organization. They seem as planned as any of the best I’ve seen. That being said, there is something altogether unique about them. Something that could only be found in that improvisational fashion: many of Servais’ portraits are funny, albeit in a dark sort of way"