Douglas Sonders has been features a few times on this site with some incredible images and this series doesn't depart from that sentiment. This video walks you through the post production of his "Beard Series" and gives you some great insights into how to use some excellent Nik Software to create a beautiful high contract black and white image.
Interested in seeing some more of Douglas Sonders amazing work? Check out his blog HERE. If you're interested in some of the plugins available from Nik, which I would definitely recommend, you can check out their website HERE.