Jose Musse's picture

Sometimes you don't need the whole image

My dear Vitalii Pleshkov,

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Vincent Alongi's picture

I like the style of the portrait - colors, lighting, etc. But I don't like him bisected. lol. It looks too out of balance. Your works are spectacular, however. I just don't like this particular view. Maybe if it were cropped closer to his shoulder.

Jose Musse's picture

Hi Vincent, I appreciate you honest feedback,.I am thinking to do more half portraits, for some reason I like it. I cannot explain why. However, I think you maybe be right about the cropped area, maybe next time I will give more space to the right side. Still experimenting.

Vincent Alongi's picture

And please don't get me wrong. Your work is outstanding, and look to your style and works as inspiration. You're clearly talented and someone I need to study to help me grow and progress!

Don't crop! :) I think it's a great shot. I really like the use of negative space, especially the way the light just falls away. You'd lose that if you cropped tighter. And I think showing half the subject's face works well. You could do it with shadow as well if you wanted, but this is far more impactful.

Mike Smith's picture

I like - would make a great magazine cover for Mens Health or similar. Is stylish in the way it surprises. He reminds me a little of Vinny Jones out of Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels!

Jose Musse's picture

Thank you for your nice comment.

Sam David's picture

I like it -- wouldn't do it for every portrait, because I think the look here supports it, but other "looks" might not. I also like the way the light fades in the "empty space" making it very much not empty.