Veronica Lake 1940, photo by George Hurrell. (PIC 4) I love this image as the highlights and shadows are drastic, which gives a strong and dominant feel to the photo. Therefore making the women in the image important in some way. This is something I am going to consider in my own images as to portray the Hollywood actress as important and well known.
I like the posing and angle of this portrait...very manly. The crop also is interesting, I like the fact that he isn't all in it and that you can look beyond him...but with him posed like the way he is why would you want to look beyond him.