Nick Bacon

Portrait I created of character actor Nick Bacon. I experimented with a bit of color work on this one. I initially planned to go with a black and white final version, but once I saw it sans color, it felt lifeless. The color version has much more character. The color of his eyes and skin tone give the image life as if to say this is a person that exists right now, not a relic from the past despite his classic western look.

One of my favorite images of the year thus far and a start to the direction I'm taking my work going forward. I love photographing beautiful women, but it can't always be pretty girls.