This is a new kind of photography for me. I've never really done low-key, or fitness, or posed models, or anything using assistants. So new stuff all around, but armed with hours of YouTube videos I gave it a shot. I think it worked out allright. The finished photos don't really tell the story of all the wailing and gnashing of teeth that went on during the shoot. But I think I'm hooked on this strobist thing now.
THIS is PERFECT. I mean it. Everything about it is perfect. The model, his physique, his expression, the composition, the lighting....everything. I say this is BEYOND Daily Deviation-quality.
Thank you. Honestly, that is high, praise, especially coming from you, a master of the style.
The lighting and tone are exceptional and your focus and attention to detail is "Tact sharp" great job!