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This is one of my 8s - I like it a good deal. Furthermore I think it enriches the DPC collective portfolio. Put simply, I wish we saw more stuff like this. Let me tell you why it pushes all the right buttons for me:
1. Despite (or perhaps because of) the clutter, this is a compelling portrait image - it seems to be very authentic and is all the better for it.
2. The clutter, as I think about it, does help - it almost forms a tunnel for the eye, leading it to his face.
3. High contrast but gentle tones on the face - it's a juxtaposition that works.
Overall, one that catches my eye and holds my attention.