Athlete or Thug?

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I'm trying to decide if this is a character study or the hood is too much...

Model: Tim
MUA: Carly Erin

Nikon D200, Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR
ISO 100, f/4.0, 1/250 @ 125mm
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Or maybe a low key B&W?

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I like both Scott............ but I'm leaning towards the B/W.......... the white edge of the hood frames his face nicely in this one and draw you to his face/eyes... where we should be looking.

Great PP on the B/W image....... good tone, detail and contrast!

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Ditto Graeme. It could even go a few notches darker in contrast.
 
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Colour - thug. B&W - artistic, I like it. One's perception is clouded by one's surroundings too. I live in the heart of the city where hoods = thugs. You have to take this into account with my opinion.

Very nicely executed, the way you've converter to B&W to have the red the same tones as his skin is excellent, indeed! There's more power in the B&W than the colour photograph.

Well done!
 
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Scott,
I don't think thug at all when I see this photo. Very nice actually. I like both the color and B&W equally.....both very good....no preference.

I see Sandi's point though about perception. Not really too many thugs around where I live so I just don't tend to think along those lines.
 
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I like both Scott............ but I'm leaning towards the B/W.......... the white edge of the hood frames his face nicely in this one and draw you to his face/eyes... where we should be looking.

Great PP on the B/W image....... good tone, detail and contrast!

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Agree completely. Those eyes! Nice job.

Rich
 
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Scott, I actually like the color version better...not sure why...

Maybe if the b+w was against a pure black background...don't know.

Both are excellent, however...both have their own feel and interpretation...Nicely done, as always.
 
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Scott,

I also like the color shot better. I think environment colors our perception of thug or athlete. Because this is a studio shot I'm more inclined to say athlete.

Mike
 
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Clothing doesn't make the thug, the look in the eyes does.

This is obviously a nice guy. Can't fake not being that.
I agree with this comment. I didn't see thug at all. His face looks kind.

edit: Oh, I just noticed that this had already been quoted on the second page. Oh well :) I like the color best, btw.
 

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