Actually, I didn't have much of a choice...the picture itself on paper would probably look less distracting coz my scanner cropped off the top of her head... (sorry about that but it's printed on 12x8)
I did the printing myself and tried to burn in the nose a little but didn't really get the full effect that I wanted.
Most of the pictures I took at the time are high contrast. I think it was the "fashion" at that time
The scanner also does little justice to the depth perception of the picture. Maybe if we ever meet up, you could take a look at it (the real print that is).
The shot is a bit contrasty like ckiang mentioned, but I like it! Composition is good, the background on the left is a bit messy and probably can do better without, but it's a great shot! Hope to see more from you
i like the contrast of the 1st pic. a tad too contrasting. i wld love to see the original pic. it looks to me there's too much light onto the model's face/legs (Esp the legs!). the effect may work if the background is darker or black or much less distracting (esp on the left corner)
i tried doing portrailts first time b4. same b/w, develop on my own blah blah... photography class wasn't that happy. so im trying again! haha. i think love contrasty stuff check out my abstract stuff at