Complete darkness. A flashlight as the only light in a gloomy and uneasy atmosphere. I depicted a man in this way to show the unlimited variety which arises from differences in the compositional aspect of light and shadow. The lighting conditions in combination with his grim look give the impression of his face floating like a mask in front of an endless obscurity.
Pure light in contrast. The man’s face nearly looks like an abstract sculpture situated in a clear atmosphere. He no longer blends with the darkness but glows in the wide brightness.