I am deeply in love with film noir, because I love how it emphasizes shadow, positive and negative space, etc. I want to delve deeper into experimenting with lighting without compromising the quality of the shot. I tried to do that with these shots
RS: Film Noir is a style--so it is an approach more so than a topic--what do you wish to do with it? What issues to explore. One of the other things that separates what a person who takes good pictures and photographer (not sure if you were here for that class when we discussed this) is that depth of thought into a piece, into a photograph. What meanings beyond just the look of it can be put into and understood by the viewer. So there are pictures done in a style that have the look of great photographs, but fell short because they don't go beyond the look--perhaps an easier way to understand this is by thinking of Impressionism. It is a style of painting that many people who paint pictures still employ today, but how many people continue to make masterpieces in Impressionism? Those that do something with the style and technique to make it their own come the closest and possibly some even succeed. So thats what you need to think about when working within a style--how to make it your own and not just a style.