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Portraits: Alain Crevet

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S.T.Dupont, in all of its glorious Francophilia, is not actually owned by a French person. In the late 1980s, Dickson Concepts, the company of Hong Kong businessman Dickson Poon, purchased the French luxury company. That being said, the public face of S.T.Dupont is very French.

Alain Crevet is the chairman of the board of directors, a role he has held since 2006. Crevet was educated in Paris and previously spent time at Proctor & Gamble and more recently, LVMH. He’s a member of a variety of trade groups include the Comité Colbert, a collection of French luxury brands from Bugatti to Yves Saint Laurent. Fun fact: he’s also a big fan of Fender guitars.

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This portrait was taken during the 2017 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show using a Canon 1DX Mark II and a 50mm f/1.2 lens set at f/3.5. The shutter speed was 1/125 second at ISO 800. There were two sources of light: two video lights to the left of Crevet held by Charlie and ambient coming from the incandescent lights in the ceiling. The photograph was then converted from RAW and color corrected in Adobe Lightroom before being adjusted for color, contrast and sharpness using custom actions in Photoshop CC.

The bio for this post was written by Charlie Minato, the photograph and photography notes are all produced by Brooks Whittington.

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Brooks Whittington
About the author

I have been smoking cigars for over eight years. A documentary wedding photographer by trade, I spent seven years as a photojournalist for the Dallas Morning News and the Fort Worth Star Telegram. I started the cigar blog SmokingStogie in 2008 after realizing that there was a need for a cigar blog with better photographs and more in-depth information about each release. SmokingStogie quickly became one of the more influential cigar blogs on the internet, known for reviewing preproduction, prerelease, rare, extremely hard-to-find and expensive cigars. I am a co-founder of halfwheel and now serve as an editor for halfwheel.

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