I love this photograph by Norman Jean Roy!
Simona Coppola with Walter Schupfer Management (they rep artists) just sent me this beautiful photograph of actors Michelle Williams and Alan Cumming by photographer Norman Jean Roy. The shot was styled by WSM's artist Alicia Lombardini for New York Magazine.
I'm not really sure if Norman Jean Roy shot on 8x10 but the quality of this perfectly composed image suggests that he did. It's so awesome to see a beautifully lit black and white image—those rich rich blacks and smooth contrast. The highlights are just where they should be (like rimming the Simon's glasses—and not shielding his eyes) and the shadow tones are just dense enough to "shape" the subjects without being "muddy". Look at the leather, you can touch it! Feel it with your eyes! When a photograph is this well lit, I like to call it a "photograph" and not a "picture". I would like all of our images in Genlux to be photographs.