To develop my photography skills I need to learn greater attention to details and lighting. I believe using still life and portraiture in a studio will bring a huge leap forward in my understanding. Sebastio Salgado has long been a 'hero' of mine and his use of light in 'location portraits' is stunning and beautifully illustrated here.
This image denotes the struggle of human kind in a world of riches. Typical images of such issues portray the suffering and poverty of the people concerned. Salgado goes further, he gives them dignity and beauty. Lighting is the tool that he uses to achieve this effect.