A dramatic self-portrait from x-chriscross-x over at DeviantArt that look straight from a Nike commercial. What I first like about this black and white portrait is the quality of the photo, it jumps at you, the perception of depth is amazing because of the much darker background and also the relatively shallow depth of field. The way it was post-processed surely has played a big part too. You don’t get black and white photos like that just coming out of a camera!
Another thing I like, the sweat and runny makeup add texture to the face and the sharpness of the image really brings out all those details along with of course the eyes. The intensity of her look along with the sweat and mascara running down her cheeks could give the impression that she just came back from a grueling day of workout. That or she has just escaped from a cabin of horror deep in the woods!