When it’s a shot of someone like Gary Oldman it’s gotta look great! So when photographer Michael Murphree got the assignment to shoot Gary he called on me to help make sure everything looked just right.
With shots like this much of the work involves making sure everything balances properly while working together to guide the viewer’s eye to the most important aspects of the shot. So exposures and colors for different areas are re-worked while gradations are added to the background to give the right sense of drama to the shot.
Here’s another shot from that same series.