In the absence of my "models" who all left me behind for the benefit of education, I had to settle with myself, a remote swich and my basement for this photoshoot. I wish I had used a reflector to redirect the light from the candle to lighten up the dark side of my face. But, you know, hinsight and all that.
To photograph truthfully and effectively is to see beneath the surfaces
and record the qualities of nature and humanity which life or are latent in all things.