... am finally happy with the shadow effect in this shot. Shadows carry a very strong psychological effect; they tell us a lot about the 'environment' of the subject. Plus we are hard-wired from Neanderthal days to pay attention to what may be lurking in the shadows!
... finally am happy with the skin color on this. Nothing harder than converting a black and white image into believable, contemporary, color! (then modifying it for the over-saturation of the Internet)
... this is what I call "shiny-happy" lighting - and it certainly is! Every once in awhile i have to stop doing "girlz-n-gunz" and Zombie Apocalypse shots and get my "All-American Commercial" card re-certified. Take that Sears and Roebuck!
... these are 'spin-offs' from a project for American Greetings. There are similar publicity photos that were done for the movie at the time- but nothing like this!
How these were produced remains top-secret. But I will say that bending that much space and time did bring down the Northeast Ohio power-grid for a few minutes.
... relevant or not - I feel obliged to say that this shot was done in the early 1980's; way before the resurgence of Super-Heroes. I lucked into an actor that was serving as the 'official' Captain America and Spider-man for Marvel Comics.