from robertwallis/Robert (12,907)
on June 10, 2011 7:50:29 AM CDT
This is a fine example of low key hatchet lighting. The shadow from the guitar neck falls across his jaw line and at first seems intrusive then I read it on a different level and decide that it really does fit. There are some nice tonalities in this, and a quite interesting series of curves from the LL position of the hand following up past the hat.
Did you use green filtration when doing the B&W conversion? I ask as the skin tones have a better look to them than the usual desaturation method. I still have a G1 filter in the film camera bag from back in the day over 40 years ago that was used for portraiture on B&W film as Tri-X was hyperpanchromatic and extended into the near IR which tended to give pasty skin tones. Just wondering.