This series was inspired by the film “Gangster Squad” and other classic mobster films. The aesthetics was inspired by Frank Miller’s Sin City graphic novels and the character inspired by the many archetypes you’d find in a mobster film. From the hero to the dark lady, all characters are played by me and all scenes were lit by only two meticulously placed lights. I have lighting setup shots on another post if you feel inclined to attempt a dramatic portrait yourself.
This series is part of an ever-expanding catalog of characters belonging to the Universe of One, an ambitious self portrait project where the control factor is me. Check out the Tumblr blog where I post all my current creations.